If you’ve been the victim of stolen license plates you must report the incident to your local law enforcement agency. You must submit the REG 156 form along with the police report along with your application for replacement plates. Note, this only applies to a stolen plates, not a stolen sticker or a stolen registration. If you’re wondering why it is important to report your stolen plate it is so that law enforcement knows that it wasn’t you breaking the laws.
When it comes to your specialty plate the process to replace those requires an additional form, and an additional wait. These custom plates are not made at the DMV office – they are made in Folsom State Prison. Please carefully review the REG17 form before you submit it. There are different scenarios for different people.
If you need an updated address on your registration card the DMV will issue a new vehicle registration card with that address. In addition to the REG156 form you’ll need to submit the DMV 14 (change of address form).
Make sure to have a completed application prior to requesting the new inventory.
A full list of fees are here: DMV Fee Fees