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Skip the lines at the DMV: Save Time and Go Online

The California Department of Motor Vehicles website has a new look! The revamped site,, makes it easier for users to navigate and take advantage of the convenient online services offered by the DMV. 

When first logging on to the new DMV website, customers will see bold and streamlined content that highlights the DMV's expanded online services - including making an advance appointment.  The appointment feature is just another way the DMV is assisting customers to save time by skipping the lines at the DMV.  All features are conveniently placed at the top of the page, making it easy to find exactly what you're looking for. 

Under the "How Do I..." drop down menu, toward the center of the homepage is a list of the most common DMV-related questions, such as  how to find information on auto insurance, teen driving, name changes and what to do as a new California resident.  If you have a question, the answer will most likely be in this guide.  

Conveniently located at the bottom of the homepage, customers will find various ways to connect with the DMV.  For the latest updates and information, they can "like" the DMV on Facebook, follow the DMV on Twitter and subscribe to the DMV YouTube Channel.  The DMV has also developed an informative video - titled "Check Us Out!" - an action-packed 48 seconds that showcases everything that DMV has to offer.

A very important feature of the DMV's new website is the ability to create an online account.   Registering online will allow customers to have the benefit of being a certified user on the DMV website. Certified users have greater access to DMV's online services, including the ability to renew a driver license, order driving record history or change an address. Customers may also take advantage of having a personalized "Area of Interest" webpage through the DMV. Each "Area of Interest" webpage provides customers with information on their topics of choice that have been gathered and placed into one convenient location just for you. You must go through the registration process to become a certified user with DMV. To do this, follow the link located on the right hand side of the homepage under the header "Identity Management Portal." Fill out the blank form with basic information and when certified, the DMV will validate your identity, ensuring your information is private and secure. After the form has been processed, customers will receive a confirmation email to begin using your new account.


The DMV is always striving to simplify the lives of its customers.  Utilizing cutting edge technology is just one more way it continues to work to achieve this goal. Be sure to visit the Department's new website, Remember, skip the lines! Save time. Go online!