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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Vehicle Registration Collections - Contact Information


If you want to talk to someone about a collection notice, you must be the registered owner of the vehicle or have a power of attorney from the registered owner.

Before you call, have the account number ready.

For a delinquent vehicle registration debt, the account number is the vehicle license plate number followed by the last year the vehicle was registered.

For a dishonored check debt, the account number begins with the letter D.

FTB Delinquent Vehicle Registration Collections

888.355.6872, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, except state holidays.

DMV Delinquent Vehicle Registration

Call DMV for specific account information.

916.657.8120 (not toll free)

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

DMV Dishonored Checks

Call DMV to dispute a dishonored check.

916.657.8101 (not toll free), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, except state holidays.