DMV-Approved Stamp Available for Customer Water Bills by Caroline Minasian Oct 31, 2019 Water News The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is asking for assistance from water agencies to help inform their customers about the application process required to obtain a REAL ID. It is not always known that water bills can be used to provide proof of California residency. To generate increased awareness, the DMV developed a digital stamp that can be downloaded and placed on customer bills or envelopes. The stamp lets customers know that a hard copy of their water bill may be used as one of the official REAL ID residency verification documents. Download the stamp here. Background Beginning on Oct. 1, 2020, a REAL ID will be required to board domestic flights and enter certain federal facilities, unless residents have a valid passport or another federally accepted form identification. The following are necessary documents needed to obtain the REAL ID: Identity document that shows date of birth and full name such as a U.S. passport, certified U.S. birth certificate, or valid Permanent Resident Card. Document showing full name and SSN such as a W-2 pay stub or social security card. Two documents providing proof of California residency such as a water bill, mortgage bill, cell phone bill or bank statement. Visit realid.dmv.ca.gov for more information on REAL ID, to find document checklists, or to start the application process. Questions For questions regarding REAL ID and the DMV-approved stamp please email or call Sarah Gallivan: email@example.com (916) 251-1286.