Driver License and ID Card Information

Immediate Attention:

You will need a federal compliant card such as a passport, military ID, or REAL ID to board a domestic flight or access some federal facilities beginning October 1, 2020. The DMV started offering REAL ID driver licenses and ID cards on January 22, 2018. A field office visit is required to apply for a REAL ID.

I want to…

  • Renew my driver license/id card online – Online Account Required
  • Get a driver license or id card
  • Fill out my driver license application online
  • Get a copy of my driving record – Online Account Required
  • Find out if I need a REAL ID
  • Get an AB 60 License
  • Make an appointment for a written or driving test
  • Get a commercial driver license
  • Change my name on my driver license/id card
  • Change my gender on my driver license/id card

I am a…

  • Commercial Driver
    • California Commercial Driver License Documents List (PDF)
  • Senior Driver
  • Teen Driver
  • Motorcycle Rider
  • Active Military/Veteran

I want to make sure I’m prepared:

  • Driver License Drive Test
  • Driver License Knowledge Test
    • TouchScreen Terminal Information
  • Driver License Application Checklists
    • Federal Non-Compliant DL/ID Card Documents List (PDF)
    • Residency Documents List (PDF)
  • Driver License Application Requirements
  • Driver License Application Fees

Where do I find a…

  • Driving School
  • Mature Driver Improvement Program
  • California Motorcyclist Safety Program
  • Driving under the Influence (DUI) Program

I need more information on:

  • Driver License and Identification Cards
  • Driver License Renewal, Duplicates, and Changes
  • Driver License for Individuals with Legal Presence
  • Driver License and Identification Card Residency Requirement
  • Identification Cards
    • Identification Card Checklist
  • Statewide Ignition Interlock Device Pilot — Effective January 1, 2019

Forms and Publications:

  • Driver License and Identification Card Forms
  • Driver License Handbooks

Other Resources:

  • Driver License How To and Miscellaneous Information
  • Driver License and Identification Card Design
  • Driver License FAQs
  • Failure to Pay Violations FAQs