Ineligible for Online Renewal

The following are reasons why you may be ineligible to renew online.

  1. Vehicles requiring valid proof of insurance: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr18.htm
  2. Insurance must be submitted by mail or in person for these vehicles.

  3. The vehicle record/ownership changed after the renewal notice was generated:
  4. This may include: address changes, transfers to a new owner, adding a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability to the vehicle's record after the renewal was mailed.

  5. Vehicles with delinquent registration in  collections: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/del_reg_ftb_faqs.htm
  6. Transactions for vehicles requiring additional fees  and processing.

  7. International Registration Plan (IRP):  http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/irp_hdbk/chapter_1.pdf
  8. Apportioned Registration, under the provisions of the International Registration Plan (IRP), is an optional method of registering commercial vehicles operating interstate in two or more member jurisdictions.

  9. Disabled placards: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr07.htm
  10. These may be issued if you have impaired mobility or specific, documented visual problems.

  11. Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI):  http://dmv.ca.gov/commercial/cvra.htm
  12. Trailers that are subject to Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) registration.

  13. Exempt Vessels:  http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/reg_hdbk/ch24/ch24_19.htm
  14. Exempt agencies are not required to pay vessel fees with the exception of  fees for a duplicate/substitute certificate or sticker. Exception- Vessels owned by The Department of Boating and Waterways are exempt from all registration fees; duplicate and substitute fees.

  15. Year of Manufacture (YOM):  http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg352.htm
  16. The YOM plate(s) must be officially manufactured California license plate(s) issued in 1969, or prior for autos, trailers, motorcycles and in 1972, or prior for commercial vehicles.

  17. Special Equipment: http://dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr19.htm

  18. This category includes special construction equipment, cemetery equipment, special mobile equipment, logging equipment, implements of husbandry, and cotton or farm trailers.