Public Information – Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)
A Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) license file contains information on specific license type(s), business type(s), and/or location(s) listed under the BAR throughout California (for business resident licensees and individual resident and non-resident licensees), based on available selection and sorting options.
BAR files include the licensee's full business or individual name, full address, license type, original issue date, license year, expiration date, business owner's name (if applicable), business phone number, business type, Bar90 Shop indicator (if applicable), field office location, and station or mechanic type and license number (if applicable).
The turn-around time is four to eight weeks from the day the Public Information Unit receives the request form, with full payment. The data is available either on a CD or as an email file (in either ASCII text format or Microsoft Excel format). The cost for a CD or an email file is $245.00 per Agency.
Fees are non-refundable unless there is a defect in the product. Replacement data is not applicable after five business days following the mailing of the output. For refunds under $10.00, the Requestor must submit a written request to the Public Information Unit, due to accounting requirements. Please allow 90 days for all refunds.
Important: Please print all needed informational documents prior to request form completion. The request form is viewable and fillable using Adobe Reader and can only be saved if Adobe Acrobat is installed on your computer.
Click on the links below to access the BAR File Request Form and BAR Record Layout: