(330) Redwood City

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(650) 779-2700


355 Convention Way
Redwood City , CA 94063


8:00AM - 5:00PM
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​​​​The Redwood City CHP Area is situated along the San Francisco Bay Area peninsula, within the heart of Silicon Valley.  The Area is comprised of roadways within urban and rural communities and encompasses portions of San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Alameda counties.  The total service area of the Redwood City command is in excess of 550 square miles, with 300 miles of major arterial freeways, including US-101, I-280, SR-237, SR-92, SR-85, SR-84, SR-82, SR-35, SR-1 and 631 miles of unincorporated roadways.  With an average yearly traffic volume in excess of several million motorists, the Area proudly provides the highest levels of safety, service, and security.  

The Area is staffed with 97 dedicated team members, consisting of 75 uniformed members, seven professional staff, eight senior volunteers, and seven explorers. In addition to the efforts associated with saving lives upon the highway, members of the command provide first class traffic safety education to the public through community events and presentations.  Area staff and volunteers also conduct hundreds of child passenger safety seat installations each year and ensure on-going collaboration with our allied public safety stakeholders.​

​Car Seat Appointments

The Redwood City Area offers free car seat inspections by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, please use this link.  
Please bring your car seat,  instruction manual, vehicle owner's manual, and your child (if possible) to the appointment.  

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Appointments

The Redwood City Area offers VIN inspections by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please email the VIN Officer at
330VIN@chp.ca.gov. Please provide your name and phone number, along with your vehicle's year, make, model, VIN, and the reason the DMV referred you (out of state, salvage, out of the system). The DMV is always your first stop, please have a referral from them.

Start Smart: Driving Smart to Stay Safe

Start Smart is aimed at helping newly licensed- or soon to be licensed- teenage drivers (15-19) become more aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver. The newly licensed teenage driver and their parents/guardians are invited to attend and participate in a free 2 hour long Start Smart class usually hosted at a local California Highway Patrol (CHP) office. CHP officers speak directly to the newly licensed driver and their parents/guardians through candid conversations, discussing topics such as collision avoidance techniques along with collision causing elements such as excessive speed, DUI, and distracted driving. Start Smart makes teens and parents aware of the responsibilities they face and teaches what precautions to take to stay safe; such as the importance of seat belt unsafe, passengers in the vehicle and what to do when involved in a collision.

If any inquiries or to RSVP please email 330StartSmart@chp.ca.gov

​CHP - Redwood City Area Commander​​

​Captain Jim Allen

In March 2017, Captain Jim Allen assumed command of the Redwood City CHP Area. As a 28 year veteran of the California Highway Patrol, Captain Allen is dedicated to leading an exceptional team of professionals, who share a common vision towards providing the highest levels of safety and selfless service to those we are sworn to protect.









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