New residents who come from out of state need to register vehicles in California within 20 days.
Take your most recently issued registration, smog certificate and purchase information
to the nearest DMV office listed below. The fee is based on the value of the vehicle.
California residents who drive motor vehicles on public highways must have a valid
California driver's license. When you make your home in the state, you must apply for a
California driver's license within 10 days.
For further information contact a DMV office or schedule an appointment.
Local DMV Offices
PALM SPRINGS OFFICE
950 North Ferrell Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Registration & Appointments:
44-480 Jackson Street
Indio, CA 92201
Information & Appointments: