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California DMV

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) provides a wide range of services to the public. The DMV is responsible for registering vehicles, issuing driver licenses, and enforcing traffic laws. The DMV also provides a variety of other services, such as license plates, vehicle registration, and driver education.

DMV Public Offices offer vehicle registration, processing of driver’s licenses and ID cards. There are three DMV Dedicated License Processing Centers (DLPCs) for driver’s license transactions. The DMV will issue driver licenses and renewals, as well as issue commercial driving licenses. They also provide 12 DMV Driver Licenses Safety offices and 19 Occupational Licensing Inspector offices. In addition to these, there are also DMV Investigations Offices and DMV Service Centers located throughout the state.

To apply for a driver’s license in California, visit your local DMV office and bring the following:

  • Your Social Security Card or valid US Passport
  • Proof of California residency

If you’re between 15.5 and 18 years old, you can apply for a provisional permit with an appointment at a DMV Public Office.

Applicant’s over 18 can get a driver’s license by making an appointment either offline or online and filling in a form. To get an ID in most states, you will need to fill out a Driver’s License or Identification Card Application Form (DL 44), provide your Social Security Number and proof of residence.

In order for a provisional permit to be issued, you’ll need to complete a Driver’s Ed program and have a parent or guardian sign the DL 44. You’ll also have to pay an application fee and pass the vision test, written exam, and driving test. By law, you’ll need a motorcycle license if you want to operate one. However, if you’re under 21 years of age, you’ll need to submit a DL 389 Certificate of Completion of Motorcycle Training form from an approved school facility.