How To Pay The California DMV Reinstatement Fee
Updated May 29, 2019 – If your California vehicle registration has been suspended, you must provide proof of insurance and pay a $14 reinstatement fee. You can provide the documentation and the fee in a number of ways:
- Online: Go to https://dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/vrir/vr_sb1500 and make your payment.
- By Mail: If you have your notification letter, you can mail the stub from your letter along with proof of liability insurance and/or reinstatement fee payment to DMV, P.O. Box 997405, Sacramento, CA 95899-7405. Don’t have the notification letter? You can still send in your stuff, but you’ll use this address instead: DMV – VRFRP Unit, P.O. Box 997408 M/S N305, Sacramento, CA 95899-7408.
- By Phone: Call 1-800-777-0133 and say “vehicles” and “renew registration” when prompted by the automated system. This option may be the most complicated of the three.