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How to Clear a Suspended Registration

Is your vehicle’s registration suspended? The steps that are required are few, and simple. Read below to reinsate your suspended registration, or, make your life easier and click the button below to quickly to get reinstated.

Understanding Suspended Registration

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In California there is only one reason for a vehicle’s registration to be suspended: for not having insurance. This is due to the fact that it’s the law to have auto insurance.


Here are the minimum liability insurance requirements (per California Insurance Code §11580.1b):

  • $15,000 for injury/death to one person.
  • $30,000 for injury/death to more than one person.
  • $5,000 for damage to property.
Insurance is required so that everyone on the road has enough coverage to cover damages they are responsible for.

Reinstate Your Suspended Registration

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There are 3 steps in clearing your suspended registration:

  1. Purchased liability insurance. Liability insurance only covers the damages that you are responsible for causing to third parties. Click here for more information on insurance requirements in California.
  2. Pay the reinstatement fee. The fee is $14 and can be made here.
  3. Wait for the suspended registration to be lifted automatically. (Note, this takes 2-3 days. However our team can clear your suspension instantly.)

Instantly Clear Your Suspension

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Let our team at Quick Auto Tags clear your suspension instantly! Click on the green button below and it will be lifted.

Frequently Asked Questions

1 - Submit your request to Quick Auto Tags online - this is by far the fastiest and most convenient method. Click here to clear your suspended registration.

2 - Email - scan your proof of insurance and email it to the financial responsibility unit here

3 - Kiosks - Submit your insurance proof & reinstatement fee.

4 - Mail - If you have a suspension notification letter mail your stub along with your proof of insurance and payment to the following: DMV, PO BOX 997405, SACRAMENTO, CA 95899-7405

If you don't have a suspension letter mail your proof and payment to the following address: DMV - VRFRP Unit, PO BOX 997408 M/S N305, SACRAMENTO, CA 95899-7408.

Phone - The DMV has an automated system and you can submit your payment and proof of insurance here. This is by far the most tedious method.

You are not supposed to be driving your vehicle without auto insurance. Auto insurance is a legal requirement to operate a vehicle in California. However, in general, your ability to drive the vehicle is not impeded, until you get stopped by law enforcement and it reflects a suspended registration.

A suspended registration has nothing to do with your driver's license.

The California DMV is notified by California insurance carriers electronically. However, out of state carriers don't - so therefore you have to email your proof of insurance for verification since it cannot be verified electronically.

Yes - fleet insurance policies do NOT individually / electronically report insurance to the DMV - so it sometimes requires manual verification.

An Affidavit of Non-Use (REG 5090) is a form used by California vehicle owners to inform the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that their registered vehicle will not be operated, parked on any California roadway, or that they have canceled the vehicle's liability insurance coverage. This is particularly relevant for vehicle owners who decide not to use their vehicle but want to avoid being fined or penalized for not having the required insurance coverage. Upon submission of the REG 5090 form, the DMV will cancel the vehicle's registration, allowing the owner to cancel the insurance without facing penalties for having an uninsured, registered vehicle. This process helps vehicle owners comply with California's legal requirements while their vehicle is not in use. Submit your ANU online here.​

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