Online License Renewal System
BAR’s online license renewal system is a user-friendly process that allows Automotive Repair Dealer (ARD) registrants, station licensees, and Smog Check inspector and repair technician licensees to renew their registration/license more conveniently, saving mailing time and postage.
Before starting the process, verify that the address on the renewal notice is current. Address changes must be received and processed prior to submitting an online renewal payment. The Change of Name/Address/Corporate Officers form is available on BAR’s website at www.bar.ca.gov. Also, ensure the license number is entered correctly to prevent license renewal processing delays. To review license renewal eligibility requirements and renew your license online, follow these steps:
Select the appropriate license type.
Answer eligibility questions. If you are eligible for online license renewal, you will be directed to the Official Payments Corporation (OPC) website to submit your license renewal payment.
Choose the payment type and click “Make A Payment.”
Select one of the payment options.
Read and accept the OPC’s Terms and Conditions.
Sign into your account, create a new account, or continue as a guest to make a payment.
After submitting an online license renewal payment, no further action is necessary. OPC will process the payment within 2-3 business days. If any further information is needed to process the renewal, BAR will send the licensee a deficiency letter in approximately 14 days. When BAR has verified that all requirements have been met, the renewed registration/license will be sent to the address of record.