The Bureau of Automotive Repair licenses the automotive repair industry, including automotive repair dealers, Smog Check stations, brake and lamp stations, Smog Check inspectors and repair technicians, and brake and lamp adjusters. STAR stations can certify directed and gross-polluting vehicles and must provide repair assistance services under the Consumer Assistance Program. The Referee Program provides Smog Check resources to Smog Check inspectors.
Licensing Program: (855) 735-0462
Consumer Assistance Program: (866) 272-9642
BAR Industry Help Desk: (866) 860-8509
Smog Check Referee Program: (800) 622-7733
There have been recent reports that some callers have been unable to contact BAR Licensing, the Industry Help Desk, and the Consumer Assistance Program technical line. As an alternative to calling, you may email BAR Licensing at BARLicensingApplications@dca.ca.gov, or email the Industry Help Desk at BAR.IndustryHelpDesk@dca.ca.gov for Smog Check and Consumer Assistance Program questions.