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Commonly Used California DMV Forms
For your convenience, please feel free to use any of the following DMV forms free of charge.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view, fill-in and print the following forms:
- Application for Duplicate or Transfer of Title (REG 227)
Use this form to replace a lost California vehicle title.
- Application for Replacement Plates, Stickers, Documents (PDF) (REG 156)
Use this form to replace a lost plate, sticker, registration card, disabled person placard or disabled person ID card.
- Application for Temporary Smog Exemption for a Vehicle Located Out-of-State (PDF) (REG 5103)
Use this form if your vehicle is temporarily out of state and you need a smog exemption.
- Application for Title or Registration (PDF) (REG 343)
Use this form if you need to obtain a new original title for a vehicle that has never been titled in California.
- Application for Vehicle License Fee Refund (PDF) (REG 65)
Use this form to apply for a refund of vehicle license fees that were previously paid to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Bill of Sale (PDF) (REG 135)
Use this form if you have bought or sold a California vehicle.
- Certificate of Non-Operation/Planned Non-Operation Certification (PDF) (REG 102)
Use this form if you wish to file a certificate of non-operation on a California vehicle registration.
- Declaration of Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)/Combined Gross Vehicle Weight (CGW) (PDF) (REG 4008)
Use this form to declare the gross weight of a California commercial vehicle of 10,001 pounds or more.
- Lien Satisfied/Legal Owner/Title Holder Release (PDF) (REG 166)
Use this form if you need your lienholder or bank to release security interest on your California vehicle title.
- Nonresident Military Exemption Statement (PDF) (REG 5045)
Use this form if you or your spouse are non-resident, active military and stationed in California.
- Notice of Change of Address (PDF) (DMV 14)
Use this form to report a change of address to the California DMV for your vehicle registration and/or drivers license.
- Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability (PDF) (REG 138)
Use this form to report the sale of your vehicle to the California DMV.
- Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) Application and Certification (PDF) (REG 4017)
Use this form if you wish to obtain a California certificate of title on a permanent trailer or transfer a PTI trailer.
- Power of Attorney (PDF) (REG 260)
Use this form to appoint someone to sign California DMV documents on your behalf.
- Special Interest License Plate Application (PDF) (REG 17)
Use this form to apply for special interest or personalized license plates.
- Statement of Facts (PDF) (REG 256)
Use this form to declare general facts or to obtain a smog exemption, sales tax exemption, transfer a title with non-operation, wheelchair window decals and declaration of vehicle body changes.
- Statement to Record Ownership/Statement of Error or Erasure (PDF) (REG 101)
Use this form to declare errors or erasures on a California vehicle title.
- Vehicle Emission System Statement (Smog) (PDF) (REG 139)
Use this form if you have sold a California vehicle and you have obtained a smog test within the past 90 days.