Renew a Business License
Automotive repair dealer registrations and station licenses must be renewed annually. STAR station certification is based on performance standards and is not subject to renewal.
Courtesy renewal notices are sent to licensees 90 days prior to the license expiration date. Licensees are responsible for renewing their registration/license before expiration to avoid delinquent fees and, if applicable, being locked out from performing inspections.
|License Type||Renewal Fee||Delinquency/
|Automotive Repair Dealer||$200.00||$50.00|
|Smog Check Station||$100.00||$50.00|
Military Renewal Waiver
Renewal requirements, including renewal fees, continuing education requirements, and any other requirements as determined by BAR, may be waived for military personnel called to active duty. For additional information, visit Assistance for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Spouses/Domestic Partners.
Can I renew my registration and/or license online?
Yes. Online license renewal is available for automotive repair dealer registrations and station licenses that will expire within the next 90 days or have not been expired for more than one year. Review eligibility requirements and begin the online renewal process.
Can I expedite my renewal?
No. Renewals are processed in the order they are received. The processing time is typically two weeks from the time of receipt. A license remains valid between the date of receipt and its processing, provided it is submitted on or before the expiration date.
Can I renew my registration and/or license(s) if I have changes to my business?
A change involving a name, address, or phone number can be documented on your renewal notice, check or money order, or by submitting a completed Change of Name/Address/Corporate Officers form. Please note that a registrant or licensee must notify BAR within 14 days of a business name or address change.
A change to a sole ownership, partnership, or corporation (other than a corporate officer change) requires a new application and payment of applicable fees.
I did not receive a renewal notice. What do I need to do?
If you do not receive a courtesy renewal notice in the mail, you are still responsible for renewing each registration/license by the expiration date.
Renew your registration/license online. Or, to renew your registration/license by mail, you may submit a copy of your registration/license with the applicable renewal fees. Include your registration/license number on the check or money order made payable to the Department of Consumer Affairs and mail to:
Department of Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 989001
West Sacramento, CA 95798-9001
Can I overnight my renewal payment?
Yes. Payments may be sent overnight to:
Department of Consumer Affairs
1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite S100
Sacramento, CA 95834
What happens if I do not renew my registration and/or license by the expiration date?
If the renewal application and fees are postmarked after the registration/license expiration date(s), a delinquency fee will be charged for each registration and/or license you are renewing. Delinquent renewals will not be processed until all fees are received.
If you own a licensed Smog Check station and your automotive repair dealer registration and/or Smog Check station license renewal payments are delinquent, your station will be locked out from performing inspections.
If I do not renew my automotive repair dealer registration and Smog Check station license on time, will my station's STAR certification be affected?
Yes. Your STAR certification will be removed from your analyzer(s) and your station will be locked out from performing inspections until both the automotive repair dealer registration and Smog Check station license are current.