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 (MCP) Program - FAQ.

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