ACORD 51CA Instructions

ACORD 51 CA – California Evidence of Liability Insurance

ACORD 51 CA can be used by insurance companies to prepare evidence of liability insurance for registration renewal purposes. Companies must comply with specifications provided in the California Code of Regulation, Title 13, Division 1, Chapter 1, Article 2.3, Section 82.00.

Company Number

The Company Number that must be shown on the card is the NAIC number for the individual company issuing the policy.

Company Name and Address

Name and address of the applicable insurance company. Use the actual name of the company within the group to which the policy has been issued. Do not use group names.

Policy Number

Number exactly as it appears on the policy, including prefix and suffix symbols.

Effective Date

Enter the effective date shown in the policy.

Expiration Date

Enter the expiration date shown in the policy.


Year of the motor vehicle.


Make and Model of the motor vehicle.

Vehicle Identification Number

Vehicle Identification Number of the motor vehicle.

Agency/Company Issuing Card

Name and address of the issuing agency or company.


Name of the insured as found on the declarations page of the policy.