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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-01-2011, 12:54 AM
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Fees must be paid within 20 days of entry or residency to avoid penalties. Any vehicle owned by a California resident must be registered within 20 days of entry into California unless a special permit was obtained. Nonresidents whose vehicles are properly registered to them in their home state or jurisdiction may operate their vehicles in California until they:
• Accept gainful employment in California.
• Claim a homeowner's exemption in California.
• Rent or lease a residence in California.
• Intend to live or be located here on a permanent basis (for example, acquire a California driver license, acquire other licenses not ordinarily extended to a nonresident, registered to vote).
• Enroll in an institution of higher learning as a California resident or enroll their dependents in school (K-12).

NOTE: Nonresident military personnel stationed in California or their spouses may operate their vehicles with valid out-of-state license plates from their home state or the state where the military person was last stationed.

Registering the vehicle

The following is required to register a vehicle from out–of–state (nonresident):
•An Application for Title or Registration (REG 343) (PDF) signed by all registered owners as they appear on the out-of-state registration and/or title. Enter the name(s) and address of the registered owner(s) and lienholder (legal owner), if any, and complete the questions on the application.
• Last issued out-of-state title. (Not required if there is no change of registered owner and a California title is not requested.) If the out-of-state title is not surrendered the California registration card issued will say nontransferable and a California title will not be issued.
• Last issued registration certificate or renewal notice for the current year or a letter from the last registration jurisdiction verifying the registration period.
• The vehicle must be inspected by an authorized DMV employee, law enforcement officer, or a licensed vehicle verifier. These inspections are most easily obtained by bringing the vehicle to the nearest DMV. There is no charge for the inspection. For faster service, make an Appointment(s) .
• Smog certification, if applicable
• Weight certificate, if applicable
•Appropriate fees and any use tax due
•Declaration of Gross Vehicle Weight/Combined Gross Vehicle Weight (REG 4008) (PDF) form for commercial motor vehicles (pickups with unladen weight of 8,000 lbs. or less are exempt from this requirement)
•Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) Application Certification (REG 4017) (PDF).

Change of ownership

The following is required for a change of ownership:
• Last issued out-of-state title signed by the seller(s) and the lienholder, if any. If you do not have the title, a duplicate must be requested.
• Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment Form (REG 262), if the person from whom you are buying the vehicle is not the registered owner.
•Odometer disclosure on the title or REG 262 signed by the seller and buyer, if the vehicle is less than 10 model years old.
• If the only change is the removal of a lienholder, a release of interest on the appropriate line of the title or a notarized Lien Satisfied/Title Holder Release (REG 166) (PDF) from the lienholder is required. Out–of–state DMV addresses are available, at www.dmv.ca.gov or by calling 1-800-777-0133.

Requesting a duplicate out-of-state title

If the title has been lost, stolen, or destroyed, a duplicate title must be obtained from the state that issued your out-of-state title. You should submit an application with the appropriate fees for California registration while awaiting the duplicate title to avoid late penalties. Out–of–state DMV Addresses are available at www.dmv.ca.gov or by calling 1-800-777-0133.

Fees that may be due

The amount of fees that may be due depends on a variety of factors. An exact amount can only be calculated when you submit your application to the department. For an estimate, you may use the online Vehicle Registration Fee Calculator. The type of fees that may be collected are:
•Registration Fee: Collected on the majority of on-highway vehicles to offset DMV costs.
•Reflectorized License Plate Fee: Collected to cover license plate issuance.
•California Highway Patrol (CHP) Fee: Collected to offset CHP costs.
•County Fees: Vary by county. Collected at the request of your California county of residence for special programs.
•Vehicle License Fee (VLF): Based on the value of your vehicle as determined by the Certificate of Cost or Bill of Sale. (Disabled Veterans and Nonresident military personnel stationed in California may apply for a military exemption from the VLF on vehicles they register in California.)
•Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) Original Fee: All trailers, except trailer coaches and park trailers, are under the PTI program. PTI trailers are not subject to registration, CHP, county, and vehicle license fees. PTI trailers pay an original fee and then a service fee every five years for renewal.
•Weight Fee: Assessed on pickups with an unladen weight of 8,000 lbs. or less, and commercial motor vehicles with gross operating weight under 10,001 lbs. This fee is based on the empty or unladen weight.
•Commercial Vehicle Registration Act (CVRA) Fee: Assessed on commercial motor vehicles with an operating weight of 10,001 lbs. or more (and including pickups with an unladen weight of 8,001 lbs. or more). This fee is based on the motor vehicle gross vehicle weight (GVW) or combined gross vehicle weight (CGVW). Tow trucks used to assist the motoring public to tow or carry impounded vehicles are subject to CVRA fees. The tow truck’s declared weight is based on its gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), not a combined gross vehicle weight.
•Cargo Theft Interdiction Program (CTIP) Fee: Commercial motor vehicles operating at 10,001 lbs. or more are assessed a CTIP fee. This fee is not due for pickups, tow trucks, or vehicles for hire used solely to transport people. It is used by the CHP to recover stolen cargo and promote security for commercially registered vehicles.
•Use Tax: Collected at the same rate as your California city of residence sales tax. Legislation requires payment of use tax on a vehicle purchased outside California and brought into California within 365 days of the purchase date.
•Nonresident Service Fee: Collected on vehicles and vessels other than PTI trailers and Special Equipment.
•Penalties: Assessed when fees for a nonresident vehicle are not paid within 20 days of the date they became due. PTI trailers are only assessed late use tax penalties.

NOTE:For registration fees, see the brochure, Registration Related Fees (FFVR 34). Because fees are subject to change, visit our website at www.dmv.ca.gov for the most current information or call DMV at 1-800-777-0133.

Weight certificate

A California public weighmaster’s certificate of the vehicle’s unladen or empty weight is required for trucks and pickups. This certificate may be obtained from many moving and storage companies for a nominal fee. For a listing of public scales check your local telephone directory or visit the California Department of Agriculture website at CDFA - Division of Measurement Standards.

A weight certificate is not required for:
• Trucks or pickups previously registered in California, when the prior California registration shows the unladen weight, and the vehicle has not been modified to change the weight.
• Trucks or pickups with an unladen weight of 6,000 pounds or less where the empty, unladen, scale, or tare weight is indicated on an out-of-state certificate of title or registration, and the vehicle has not been modified to change the weight.
• Two-axle or three-axle trucks weighing 10,001 pounds or more. The estimated weight is required.
• Autos, trailers, and motorcycles.

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Read it again, you stand corrected. According to the OP the seller has relocated and is indeed now in state. He just hasn't registered the car in CA yet.
DOH! Sorry, missed that. I thought he was buying it out of state from an out of state seller.

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now a days almost all cars are ca smog legal. you can get cars from canada or maybe a crazy exotic or something but the lexus (as long as its stock) is made to pass emissions. there is nothing different motor wise between one in montana and one in cali. back in the 90s they had some cars that were not but now they make everything to pass emissions. the mazda guy probably bought a cat cause his went out and the one he replaced it with was probably not from the dealer.
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Ive never heard of a cali spec cat..Ive brought cars down from washigntion then smog them in cali and never had an issue
There are definitely "Cali-spec" cats, which jacks up the prices of the otherwise generic catalytic converters. A few years ago, a cat would run you around $100-$150, now it will run you from $400-$800.

It's just an approved CARB number for the cat.

If i had to buy a cat for one of my cars, I would ask a friend from out of state to buy the cat and have them ship it to me in Cali. It would save me hundreds on a stock cat. I'm glad I got a cat for my DD before Commie-fornia initiated this b.s. CARB-cat rule.

To the OP: You shouldn't have to worry about the cat on a low mileage car, unless it wasn't kept in tune. If the car is running rich, it would definitely destroy the cat prematurely.

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If i had to buy a cat for one of my cars, I would ask a friend from out of state to buy the cat and have them ship it to me in Cali. It would save me hundreds on a stock cat.
if it was a outta state cat then how would it pass in california, if california only has california only cats?...almost sounds like a riddle

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IS300 has 3 cats. It's gonna pass CA Smog tests. I remember having a megan y pipe (no cat) and Fujita intake (not CA carb legal, as far as I know), and my car passed emissions. Guy at Jiffy Lube kinda hassled me for the intake, but I assured him it was carb legal.
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if it was a outta state cat then how would it pass in california, if california only has california only cats?...almost sounds like a riddle
It's the same cat across the country, only difference is the "Cali-spec" part number.

This is just an example: lets say the 49-state part number is 99-74146.

"Cali-spec" part number would be C99-74146.

The "C" makes it "Cali-spec" and adds hundreds to the cost of an otherwise generic cat. I made up the part numbers, but I hope you get the general idea. This is how I understand it, if I'm wrong, feel free to correct me.

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It's the same cat across the country, only difference is the "Cali-spec" part number.

This is just an example: lets say the 49-state part number is 99-74146.

"Cali-spec" part number would be C99-74146.

The "C" makes it "Cali-spec" and adds hundreds to the cost of an otherwise generic cat. I made up the part numbers, but I hope you get the general idea. This is how I understand it, if I'm wrong, feel free to correct me.
exactly my point ..might not have been as forward as i would have liked it to be.
its been ahwile since ive seen a is300 cat but do they even have part numbers on them?

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well... regardless now... car is sold....... to me

Past Owner did the smog check yesterday, and it passed with flying colors, so tomorrow I will be registering it. Pics will come tomorrow, hopefully if i have the time
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well... regardless now... car is sold....... to me

Past Owner did the smog check yesterday, and it passed with flying colors, so tomorrow I will be registering it. Pics will come tomorrow, hopefully if i have the time
Congrats , may it bring you happiness.

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I dont recall the exact rules, but realize you may have to go to a lamp and brake inspection place. Check with your local community college. Alot of them do those certifications, as well as smog tests on the cheap as they are students being supervised by instructors. Good luck

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I dont recall the exact rules, but realize you may have to go to a lamp and brake inspection place. Check with your local community college. Alot of them do those certifications, as well as smog tests on the cheap as they are students being supervised by instructors. Good luck
Don't think so. California ended their vehicle inspection program (other than for emissions) decades ago. Analysis showed that there was no reduction in accidents from these inspections and they just needlessly irritated motorists. Instead of an annual program like some states, in California the CHP would set up a surprise inspection location on a road where by the time you saw it there was no way to avoid it. Got waved into these on several occasions (yes, I've been driving since the 70s) and got equipment violations for completely stock vehicles. Usually though they would pester you with slightly mis-aimed head lamps, old wiper blades or some other annoying trivia. The only real value was found to be inspection of tires that helped reduce accident rates.

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