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CA Number

What is a CA Number?
A CA Number is a number required by the State of CA and must be placarded on all vehicles. California requires that all commercial motor vehicles with a GVW of over 10,000 pounds obtain a California Motor Vehicle Permit and display the number (known as a CA number) in permanent lettering on the vehicle. The official company name (the one on your vehicle registration) must also be permanently shown on the door or on the box of the truck.
A motor carrier permit is requested after the CA Number is obtained. A motor carrier permit is a document issued by the DMV’s Motor Carrier Services Branch. The permit is issued as evidence of the registration with the DMV of their Carrier Identification number (CA#), as required by CVC Section 34620. Additionally, the permit verifies the motor carrier has met all of the statutory requirements to commercially operate motor vehicles on California’s highways. The permit contains information specific to the motor carrier (e.g., name, mailing address, CA#, and effective/expiration dates of the permit).
Each company will be given one CA number which can be used on all of their vehicles.

How Can I obtain a CA Number?
Government Filings LLC can assist you with obtaining this number for a cost of $200.00 plus state fees. Please call our office at 888.850.3837 (toll free) or 843.992.8869 (direct) to get your CA Number today.