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Important Information | DMV Registration Card or Sticker Replacement in California

How can I get a replacement DMV sticker or registration card?
Getting a replacement registration card or registration sticker is quick and easy. Simply use our online registration replacement system and we'll mail you new stickers and registration card as soon as tomorrow. You'll also get a free digital copy of your registration card which you may download instantly. All you need is your vehicle's license plate number and VIN. If the original registration card or sticker is found it will no longer be valid and should be destroyed or returned to the DMV.
My license plate was lost or stolen. How can I get a replacement?
If your vehicle's license plate(s) were lost or stolen you must apply for duplicate plates immediately. Driving a vehicle without license plates (front and back) is a violation of California Vehicle Code Section 5200(a). The requirements for ordering replacement license plates are:

  • You must be the registered owner of the vehicle
  • Your current address must be the same as the address on file with the CA DMV
  • If you have one license plate remaining, you must surrender it to the DMV by mail or in person

The DMV does not allow ordering replacement license plates online due to vehicle ownership verification and security reasons. Contact NeedTags.com® at (800) 300-7311. in order to start the replacement license plate process. After verifying your ownership we can ship out replacement license plates as soon as next-day. If the original license plate(s) is found it will no longer be valid and must be returned to the DMV by mail or in-person.
My registration is not expired but my sticker is missing. Can I get pulled over?
Yes. Driving with a missing, lost or stolen registration sticker or tag is a violation of CVC 5204(a). CVC 5204(a) states a vehicle license plate must have two tabs affixed which indicate the year of expiration and the month of expiration for the last preceding registration year in which license plates were issued. If your tags or registration stickers were stolen or are missing it will be probable cause for an officer to stop your vehicle and investigate further. Providing proof of current registration may allow the officer leniency but will not correct a 5204(a) CVC violation. Any time you realize your vehicle registration stickers are missing you should order new stickers immediately. The same applies to license plates.
I lost my registration card. Can I get a ticket for not having one?
Yes. Not having a registration card in your vehicle while it is being operated or attended is a violation of CVC 4454(a). CVC 4454(a) states every owner, upon receipt of a registration card, shall maintain the same or a facsimile copy thereof with the vehicle for which issued. The section exempts vehicle owners from a violation if the registration card is removed from the vehicle due to registration renewal or transfer of ownership. Short of either of these two scenario, you may be cited for not having a registration card in your vehicle.
What are the fees for ordering replacement license plates, title, stickers, or registration card?
The California DMV collects a fee for replacement item services. The fees for replacement stickers, certificate of title, registration card, and license plate are as follows:

  • $20.00 - Certificate of Title (Pink Slip)
  • $20.00 - License Plates (Set of two)
  • $20.00 - Registration Card
  • $22.00 - Clean Air Vehicle Sticker
  • $20.00 - Registration Sticker (Year and Month)
  • FREE - e-Copy (requires replacement purchase through NeedTags.com)
How long does it take to receive my replacement items?
Depending on the shipping option you choose you may receive replacement registration card, registration stickers, and license plates as soon as next day. Certificate of Title are issued by the DMV in Sacramento and can take up to 6 weeks. If you need immediate proof of registration you may select to download an e-copy of your registration card along with your replacement card purchase. Please note if your tag or registration sticker is missing or was stolen ordering an e-copy will not stop law enforcement from stopping your vehicle to investigate the violation nor will it stop a parking enforcement officer from issuing a ticket. Providing proof of registration via a current e-copy or registration card may allow the officer leniency but is not a correction for California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 5204(a).