Department of Motor Vehicles


Call Kurtis: Why Is It Taking So Long To Get My DMV Legacy Plates?

Working to restore his 1968 Firebird, Tony Mayorga was among the first to pre-order a 60’s style black and yellow California license plate, when the DMV announced in 2013 they may bring back the legacy plates.


Google's autonomous cars have racked up many miles of testing on public roads. (credit: Google)

California DMV Begins Issuing Testing Permits For Self-Driving Cars

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn’t sure just how many were rolling around.


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DMV May Be Overcharging Californians For Vehicle Registration

The California Board of Equalization accuses the DMV of using drivers’ ZIP codes instead of their actual address to come up with the fees.


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License Plate Thieves Targeting Cars For Vehicle Registration Stickers

Nicole Mullenaux just replaced the license plate on the back of her minivan after thieves took her old one while she was out shopping on Tuesday in Placerville.



Credit Card Information At Risk After DMV Vendor Compromised

DMV administrators say internal computer systems weren’t compromised, but that two external vendors hired to process customers’ credit card information were possibly hacked.


California's DMV is considering rules of the road for self-driving cars. (Getty Images)

California Pushes To Finish Driverless Car Rules

DMV considering how to regulate cars that rely on computers to do the driving.


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School Bus Driver’s ‘NOT SEE’ License Plate Sparks Outrage

A San Diego Unified School District bus driver is being criticized for his vanity license plates that read “NOT SEE.”


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DMV To Close Roseville Office For Relocation

The Department of Motor Vehicles’ Roseville office will be relocating.


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Sacramento Sees Continued High Job Vacancies Within Criminal Justice

Criminal justice continues to be a burgeoning field for job seekers.



Call Kurtis: How To Avoid A Costly Mistake When Using Online Bill Pay

Many of us pay our bills online. It’s fast, easy and convenient. But a Modesto woman called Kurtis after the DMV fees she paid through her bank didn’t end up renewing her car registration.



Call Kurtis Investigates: DMV Computer Problems Shut Down Offices Again

Customers were turned around Tuesday morning at DMV offices across the state in the latest of dozens of computer failures this year keeping Californians from registering their cars or renewing their driver’s licenses.


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Lawmakers Scramble To Amend Bills For Specialty License Plates

California lawmakers trying to establish new specialty license plates this year said Wednesday they are moving quickly to amend their bills and enact safeguards to ensure the money is spent as promised.