Digital license plates are here to stay in California.

The passage of AB-984 enables all vehicle owners in California to utilize Reviver’s suite of products as alternatives to conventional license plates, stickers, tabs, and registration cards issued by the California DMV.

RPLATE Features in California

Feature overview for RPLATE digital license plates in California

In-App Registration Renewal

Complete your vehicle registration renewal with a few clicks of your smartphone.

  • Streamlined Vehicle Registration
  • No more physical tags
  • Instant processing with reminders leading up to due date
Visual Personalization

Stand out from the pack. Express yourself.

  • Switch between light or dark mode
  • Personalize your banner message with custom text and font selection.
  • Support for many vanity characters and specialty plates. Learn more.
Safety & Telematics*

Experience peace of mind. Keep your vehicles and assets in constant view, anywhere, anytime.

  • Real-time vehicle tracking
  • Receive instant alerts if vehicle moves
  • Report it stolen through mobile app

*Wired RPLATE only (Available only for Commercial Fleet Businesses)

Easy Install & Maintenance

Stand out from the pack. Express yourself.

  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • 7/365 customer support
  • Simple installation for battery RPLATE. Professional installation required for Wired version. (Available only for Commercial Fleet Businesses) Click here to learn more.

California FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about RPLATE digital license plates in California

AB-984: Motor Vehicle Digital Number Plates bill

This enables all vehicle owners in California to utilize Reviver’s suite of products as alternatives to conventional license plates, stickers, tabs, and registration cards issued by the California DMV. Learn more here. 

Get reminders and renew your vehicle registration easily with the Reviver app. 75 days before expiration, you’ll receive an alert to renew. In the app, a status button will guide you through the process and you can pay directly.

For California vehicles, check the home page for due dates and SMOG test requirements, with the option to pay before testing. Complete the renewal process once payment and successful SMOG test are done. California vehicles have 1-year registration cycles only.

If you would like to change the number on your license plate (to a vanity plate, for example), start by going through the appropriate process to get a new plate and number directly with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Once the new license plate number is issued by the state, you can follow these instructions to change/update the number on your RPlate.

If you have a vehicle registered in California, add one of the hundreds of currently-approved banner messages.

You may also request a custom message. All requests must meet the DMV’s guidelines as provided in the Reviver app in order to be approved.

The RPlate Limited Lifetime Warranty lasts for the duration of its Expected Service Life as long as: 

• The RPlate is attached to the owner’s vehicle, which is registered with Reviver in the owner’s name, and 

• The owner has continued to maintain a Reviver Service Plan for the RPlate since the original installation. 

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User-controlled data security and privacy is core to Reviver’s mission. The RPlate and platform security protocol system makes sure that user data is safeguarded and kept private. The RPlate digital license plates don’t store any user data at the street level, so if the plate is lost or stolen, the owner’s private information is not at risk. Fully encrypted communications between the RPlate and the cloud provide an additional level of security for user data.

Furthermore, seamless encrypted over-the-air updates contribute to the preservation of user data security and privacy. These updates are carried out automatically, ensuring that the system is always up to date with the most recent security precautions.

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Currently, it is not possible to purchase an RPlate for the front of your vehicle. The brackets used to affix RPlates are designed exclusively for the back of automobiles. 

Please note that California requires a front plate.

We are not manufacturing RPlates designed for motorcycles—yet! While Reviver is currently focused on developing models of RPlates designed exclusively for automobiles, this doesn’t mean that motorcycle RPlates are out of the question. While we don’t have a time estimation, they will be available in the future.

For additional questions, please reach out to us at or visit our knowledge base.

Improving the DMV Experience

“It’s really going to be much more beneficial for California citizens and make our processing much more efficient. It’s a big change, we’re no longer your father’s DMV and I think it’s something we can all embrace and be part of.”

– California DMV Deputy Director, Bernard Soriano

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