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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Vehicle Registration Collections - Payment Options

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DMV Office

This is the fastest way to resolve your account.

Go to dmv.ca.gov to find office locations.

Bring:

  • A copy of the billing notice we sent you.
  • An ATM/Debit card, cash, check, cashier's check, or money order - Payable to DMV.

Call us immediately at 888.355.6872 so we can verify your payment, stop collection action, and close your account.

American Automobile Association (AAA)

You must be a member and bring:

  • A copy of the billing notice we sent you.
  • Cash, personal check, cashier's check, or money order - Payable to DMV.

AAA does not process dishonored check payments.

Mail

This is the slowest way to resolve your account. (up to four weeks for your payment to post)

  • Check, cashier's check, or money order - Payable to Vehicle Registration Collections. 
  • On your payment, write your vehicle license plate number followed by the last year the vehicle was registered.
  • Mail your payment and the top part of your billing notice to:

VEHICLE REGISTRATION COLLECTIONS
FRANCHISE TAX BOARD
PO BOX 419001
RANCHO CORDOVA CA 95741-9001

Can I make payment arrangements?

We do not typically set up payment arrangements. However, if you are financially unable to pay the liability in full call us at 888.355.6872.

Where can I find my account number?

  • It is located in the top right corner of the billing notice we sent to you.
  • It is your vehicle license plate number followed by the last year the vehicle was registered.
  • For a dishonored check debt, it begins with the letter D.

Dishonored check

  • To dispute a dishonored check fee, call DMV at 916.657.8101.
  • If you originally paid by check and it is dishonored:
    • We will not accept another personal check.
    • You will need to pay at a DMV office or mail it, and you must pay by cashier's check, money order, or cash.
    • Do not pay at AAA.