Payment Options

Credit 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 2.65% of the transaction amount. CARB does not receive revenue from this service fee.

Online Payments

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.

Wire Transfer or 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

Contact Accounts Receivable at (916) 322-6149 to request our bank account and routing number.

 

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

 

Pay by Phone
When making credit card payments by phone or fax, contact CARB in advance at Accounts Receivable or (916) 322-6149 and specify the reason for the payment (i.e. permit, registration, etc.). Include related payment documents to apply the payment correctly. 

California Air Resources Board W-9 Information

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

Questions

Business Hours: Our phone hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays.

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