DMV offers email and text reminders for driver’s license, ID and vehicle registration renewals.
Renewing Online Saves Time and Money
Signing up for e-notifications makes it quick and easy to renew online. You’ll save $1 if you renew your registration online, and if eligible, another $2 for a two-year registration and $3 for a three-year registration.
See our list of Online Services for more tasks you can complete online.
What You Need to Sign Up
- Your DMV customer number as displayed on your driver's license, or your Social Security number
- Date of birth
- DMV Personal Identification Number (PIN)/password
Notification Schedules and Eligibility
DMV emails all renewal notifications 30 days before your license, ID or registration’s expiration date.
You may not receive e-notifications for your current renewals if:
- Your vehicle registration expires within 60 days of signing up for e-notifications. Since that year's paper renewal is already being processed, you will receive the notification by mail.
- Your license, ID or CDL expires within 90 days of signing up for e-notifications. Since that year's paper renewal is already being processed, you will receive the notification by mail.
- Your vehicle registration, license, ID or CDL cannot be renewed for some reason that requires your help to resolve. DMV will mail information on what actions you will need to take.
Note: To be eligible to receive e-notifications for your vehicle registration renewal, your vehicle must be for personal use only and cannot be leased.
How do I opt out of receiving e-notifications from DMV?
If you have not opted in to receive email or text notifications, you will continue receiving your renewal notices through U.S. mail. You may opt out of e-notifications by logging into your MyDMV account and updating your e-notification settings. You may also opt out by contacting us or visiting a DMV customer service center.
How do I change my contact information for DMV notices?
You may change your contact information at any time by logging into your MyDMV Account and updating your e-notification settings.
I signed up for e-notifications, but received my vehicle registration/license/ID renewal notification in the mail. Why?
There are several reasons why you may not immediately receive email or text message notifications after you've signed up:
- If your vehicle registration expires within 60 days of signing up for e-notifications, you may still receive your paper notification. However, from then on you will receive only e-notifications, if eligible.
- If your driver's license, CDL or ID card expires within 90 days of signing up for e-notifications, you may still receive your paper notification. From then on you will receive electronic notifications, if eligible.
- If your vehicle is leased or is not for personal use only, you are not eligible to receive e-notifications for that vehicle.
- If your driver's license or CDL is suspended, revoked or canceled, you will not receive any notification for renewal.
- If you are required to satisfy certain requirements before renewing your vehicle registration or license/ID, DMV will send you information advising the action you need to take. You will be eligible for email or text notifications for future renewals if the requirements are met.
Can all owners of a vehicle sign up for e-notifications for that vehicle?
Any owner listed on the vehicle registration card can sign up for e-notifications. If all owners sign up, no paper notices for the vehicle will be sent, and all owners will receive email or text notifications.
How can I determine the carrier for my text notifications?
The carrier is the company that provides your cell phone service. Examples include Sprint, Verizon, etc. If you do not see your carrier in the drop-down box, please contact us.