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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.

Franchise Tax Board Field Offices

Credit card or cash payments are not accepted at any of FTB’s field offices. Checks and money orders are accepted.

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.