Proof of Financial Responsibility & Penalties
Under California law, you are required to provide documentary proof of Financial Responsibility when registering your vehicle or at the request of law enforcement officials.
Insurance companies in California are legally required to electronically report private passenger automobile insurance information to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This reporting allows the DMV to monitor insurance coverage and take appropriate action, including suspension of registration or driving privileges, if required coverage is not maintained. You may be requested to submit additional insurance information to DMV, such as:
- A document or identification card from your insurance company
- A DMV authorization letter, if you are a cash depositor or are self-insured
- California Proof of Insurance Certificate (SR-22) form for broad coverage or owner's policy
- Evidence that the vehicle is owned or leased by a public entity defined in California Government Code §811.2
California Department of Motor Vehicles
California Resident Notice
California Resident Request for Information
If you have any further auto insurance questions please visit the FAQ page or contact the SafeAuto Customer Service Department at CSD@safeauto.com.