Vehicle Release

Vehicle releases may be obtained Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6.p.m

​The registered owner must be present with a valid government issued identification card in order to receive a release.  If the registered owner is unable to visit the Records Bureau, a notarized authorization letter must be submitted to our department which states a specific person is able to have the vehicle released to them. 


Items needed to obtain a vehicle release:



​-Valid government issued identification card (i.e. driver's license, ID card, passport)

​-Vehicle must be currently registered

​-A "Moving Permit", issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, if the vehicle is in need of smog certification or other applicable reasons


​Legal owners must present required repossession paperwork as stated in California Vehicle Code 14602.6(1)(E)(3)