Placerville Area Office

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How do I report a speeding/traffic issue?
  2. I received a ticket.  What do I do now ?
  3. How do I schedule a Vehicle ID inspection?
  4. When is the CHP station open?
  5. How do I apply to be a CHP Officer ?
  6. I was involved in a traffic collision. How do I get a copy of the report?
  7. How do I contest the findings of a traffic collision report ?
  8. Can someone come to my school to make a safety presentation?
  9. My car was towed.  How do I get it released?

1. How do I report a speeding/traffic issue?

You can report a traffic issue in one of two ways:  

By calling our office Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm or by clicking here and filling out form.

2. I received a ticket.  What do I do now?

It depends on what kind of ticket.  Please click here to see the different types of tickets.

3. How do I schedule a Vehicle ID number (VIN) inspection?

Vehicles frequently need to have their ID numbers verified for a variety of reasons as determined by the Department of Motor Vehicles. These inspections fall into two categories: Verifications and ID number Assignments. (paperwork from DMV will indicate which inspection you need). All questions concerning VIN inspections should be directed to Officer T. Pedretti. (530)622-1110.

Verifications: Appointments may be needed. Bring the paperwork and vehicle to our station Monday through Friday 8 am to 2 pm. (See below)

Assignments: Please call ((530)622-1110 for an appointment. Appointments can only be made after you obtain a REG 124 form from DMV. The REG 124 form MUST be brought to the appointment. A valid California Drivers License is required at the time of the VIN appointment. The vehicle needs to be running and completely assembled with all required lighting and safety equipment.

If the vehicle is a Special Construction Vehicle (SPCNS), you will need to bring the following to the appointment:


SPCNS trailers that are 4,000 lbs or less have their ID numbers assigned at DMV. CHP will ONLY assign ID numbers to trailers which weigh 4,001 lbs or more.

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4. When is the CHP station open?

The Placerville CHP station is open Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. (Closed on major holidays). 

We are located at:
3031 LoHi Way
Placerville, CA 95667
       Directions

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5. How do I apply to be a CHP Officer?

Use this link to get information on becoming an Officer with the California Highway Patrol.

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6. I was involved in a traffic collision.  How do I get a copy of the report?

You can obtain a copy of your traffic collision report at our office. We make every attempt to have your report completed in eight working days. There is a $10 charge for the report.

If you require information regarding other involved parties prior to the completion of the report, it will be available at our office on the first working day after the collision. There is no charge for this information.

7. How do I contest the findings of a traffic collision report?

If you are an involved party to a collision and disagree with any portion of the report, you may write what is referred to as a "supplemental".  In your written supplemental, please include the following:

The report number.
Your name.
The specific item or items you disagree with.

It is not recommended that you attempt to contact the investigating officer directly by telephone or e-mail in these matters as it eliminates our ability to track such concerns.

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8. Can someone come to my school to make a safety presentation?

Please contact us by telephone, (530) 622-1110.

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9. My car was towed.  How do I get it released?

While there are many reasons that a vehicle may be towed by the CHP, all generally fall into one of two categories: "Stored" or "Impounded"