Online Registration for Oversize Vehicles (OV's) and/or Trailers
Residents can pre purchase permits, select days of use of permits, cancel use of a permit and pre-register their OV online (including those hosting guests in OV's or trailers). The process still requires residents to come to City Hall or the Torrance Police Department to show proof of residency, along with matching addressed vehicle registration and a utility bill to complete their initial, one-time registration transaction. Once completed, residents can conduct permit purchases online with a credit or debit card and can activate or de-activate daily permits from their computers or hand held devices.
To use the online OV system, residents are required to create a user name and password the first time by logging on at http://osv.torranceca.gov/ Once registered and given access, residents will be allowed to access and manage their accounts including purchasing permits, selecting days of use of permits cancelling the use of a permit and pre-registering their OV. Registered users may have multiple register OVs and/or trailers and may manage all accounts online.
For questions or more information on the online OV system during normal working hours, please contact the Community Development Department at (310) 618-5990 or the Torrance Police Department at (310) 618-5557. For after hours questions and to activate a permit after hours, please contact the Torrance Police Department Communications at (310) 328-3456 or Torrance Police Department Records Division at (310) 618-5529. Online permit activations, purchases and cancellations can be completed 24 hours a day via the online OSV system.