Renew Your License Online
An online license renewal system, which allows payment by credit card, is now available through the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR). This system allows Automotive Repair Dealer (ARD) registrants, station licensees, and Smog Check Inspector and/or Repair Technician licensees to renew online and pay their fees via the Official Payments Corporation (OPC) website.
License renewal notices for ARDs and stations are mailed 90 days prior to the expiration date. Notices for Smog Check Inspectors and Repair Technicians and Brake and Lamp Adjusters are mailed 120 days prior to the expiration date. Renewal notices now include information about the availability of online license renewal.
Once an online license renewal payment is made, no further action is necessary. After OPC processes the payment (usually within 2–3 business days), BAR will verify that all renewal requirements have been met. The renewed registration/license will then be sent to the address of record within approximately 7–10 business days.