CARB Payment Options

Ways to pay CARB

CARB provides a number of payment options, including online payment.

ARB is rolling out a new payment portal that will allow users to pay by debit or credit card. 

The new portal will be effective November 15, 2023.&

The vendor for the payment system is FiServe (First Data) and the vendor will charge a convenience fee of 2.99% for each transaction amount. CARB will not receive revenue from this service fee. There are no major changes on the new portal from the current or existing credit card payment functionality.

Online Credit/Debit Card Payments

Pay for registrations, permits, citations, certifications, invoices, fees and more with a Discover, MasterCard, or Visa credit card. First Data, the processing vendor, charges a convenience fee of 2.99% of the transaction amount. CARB does not receive revenue from this service fee.

Make online payments with the First Data payment portal. First Data is not affiliated with CARB and CARB is not responsible for the contents of their website. Please read and evaluate First Data's security and confidentiality statements.

Payment by Wire Transfer/Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT/ACH)

When you pay by wire transfer and EFT/ACH your financial institution debits your account and credits the state's bank account. You initiate this payment method with your bank who may charge you transaction fees for each wire transfer or EFT/ACH transaction.

Your bank will require:

  • Reference or invoice number
  • CARB or State Treasurer's bank account and routing number

 CARB Bank Account and Routing Number details: 

Wire transfer or electronic funds transfer (EFT/ACH)

Payment by Check, Money Order or Cashier Check

When paying by check, money order, or cashier check, write the CARB reference or invoice number on your payment. Make the payment payable to the California Air Resources Board and mail your payment and supporting documents to:

California Air Resources Board
Attn: Accounting, RM 20-25
P.O. Box 1436
Sacramento, CA 95812-1436

For FedEx and UPS deliveries:

California Air Resources Board
Attn: Accounting
1001 I Street, RM 20-25
Sacramento, CA 95814

W-9 Information

To request a W-9, contact Accounts Receivable, (916) 322-6149. Our tax ID is 68-0822069.


Contact Accounts Receivable, (916) 322-6149 if you have any questions or need further assistance.