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Nonresident Commercial Vehicle Trip Permit (Reg 41)

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Nonresident Commercial Vehicle Trip Permit (Reg 41)

Nonresident Commercial Vehicle Trip Permit / Commercial Trip Permit (REG 41) (CVC §4004)
 
A Commercial Trip Permit may be purchased for a commercial vehicle meeting the registration requirements of a state with which California has a vehicle licensing reciprocity agreement, if it will be operated in such a way as to otherwise require California registration. 
Commercial Trip Permit(s) may be purchased at the California Department of Motor Vehicles field offices, or at participating truck stops.
 
Bulk Commercial Trip Permits can be purchased from DMV Headquarters in Sacramento by sending your request and payment to the below address:
 
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
REGISTRATION OPERATIONS DIVISION
INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION PLAN
P.O. BOX 932320, MS H160
SACRAMENTO, CA 94232-3200
   
The Commercial Trip Permit (REG 41):
• Is completed and dated by the operator prior to use.
• Is valid for four consecutive days, starting on the day of first use and three consecutive days thereafter.
• Allows the vehicle to be operated laden on an interstate or intrastate basis, provided it is obtained and completed prior to any operation of the vehicle requiring payment of California fees.
• Is a two-part form and may be purchased in volume. The original (permit) copy must be carried in a receptacle outside the vehicle. The duplicate is the customer’s copy. International Registration Plan (IRP) operators must retain this copy for a period of four years.
 
This permit is not valid for a vehicle based within California and operated by a person having an established place of business within California. A vehicle shall be considered to be based in California if it is primarily operated or dispatched from garaged, serviced, or maintained at a site with a California address.
 
This permit is not valid for vehicles last registered in Mexico.
 
This permit is not valid if the Motor Carrier Responsible for Safety (MCRS) USDOT# has been placed on an “Out-of-Service” suspension by the Federal Government.
If the vehicle is powered by a fuel other than gasoline, the Commercial Trip Permit (CTP) is not valid without the California Board of Equalization Fuel Permit Number (BOE 123).  Nonresident applicants can purchase the BOE 123. If the BOE 123 is purchased after the REG 41, please complete BOE Fuel Permit Number in the space provided on the Commercial Trip Permit.
Current fee information for Nonresident Commercial Vehicle Trip Permit.
 
Note: International Registration Plan vehicles with a registration year beginning on or after January 1, 2015, are subject to the new Full Reciprocity Plan provisions and do not require a commercial trip permit to operate.
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
What is a Nonresident Commercial Vehicle Trip Permit AKA Commercial Trip Permit?
 
A Nonresident Commercial Vehicle Trip Permit (REG 41) allows a single commercial vehicle to be operated laden on an interstate or intrastate basis, provided it is obtained and completed prior to any operation of the vehicle requiring payment of California fees.  The vehicle must meet the registration requirements of a U.S. state or Canadian province with which California has a vehicle reciprocity agreement, if it will be operated in such a way as to otherwise require California registration.
 
Note:  The Commercial Trip Permit cannot be used for a vehicle based within California and operated by a person having an established place of business within California or for vehicles last registered in Mexico.
 
How long is the Commercial Trip Permit valid?
 
The Commercial Trip Permit is valid for four consecutive days, starting on the day of first use and three consecutive days thereafter.
 
What is the cost of the Commercial Trip Permit?
 
The cost of the Commercial Trip Permit is $45.00 each.
 
Do I need a Commercial Trip Permit if I have International Registration Plan (IRP) registration?
 
IRP vehicles with a registration year beginning prior to January 1, 2015, may be operated without a Commercial Trip Permit if the IRP registration lists California as an operating jurisdiction.  If California is not listed as an operating jurisdiction, a Commercial Trip Permit must be obtained prior to operating in the state.  Note:  IRP operators operating a vehicle using a Commercial Trip Permits must retain the customer copy for four (4) years.
 
IRP vehicles with a registration year beginning on or after January 1, 2015, are subject to the new Full Reciprocity Plan provisions and do not require a Commercial Trip Permit to operate.
 
How can I get a Commercial Trip Permit?
 
Commercial Trip Permit(s) may be purchased at California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) field offices, or at participating truck stops.
 
Bulk Commercial Trip Permits can be purchased from DMV Headquarters in Sacramento by sending your request and payment to the below address:
 
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
REGISTRATION OPERATIONS DIVISION
INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION PLAN SECTION
P.O. BOX 932320, MS H160
 
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