California Department of Transportation
 

Insurance Requirements

California requires that all commercial vehicles entering California have proof of financial responsibility. See the Ca. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website for the insurance required to obtain the Motor Carrier Permit.


CONTACT DMV:

For information on the Motor Carrier Permit, see the DMV's Motor Carrier Permit Program - Frequently Asked Questions.

After visiting the DMV website, you may contact DMV, MCP Branch at (916) 657-8153.


PASSENGER CARRIERS:

Seating Capacity Minimum Coverage Required
7 or less, $750,000
8 to 15, $1,500,000
16 or more, $5,000,000

Passenger Carriers are regulated by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

Any questions concerning passenger carrier requirements may be directed to PUC at (415) 703-2063.