How to Register a Specially Constructed Vehicle Checklist
The requirements for registering a vehicle built for private use, not for resale, built by someone other than a licensed manufacturer or remanufacturer are:
A completed Application for Title or Registration (REG 343).
A vehicle verification by an authorized DMV employee. Bring your vehicle to a DMV office for verification.
A completed Statement of Construction (REG 5036).
Bills of sale and/or receipts for major component parts (the engine, frame, transmission, and body).
If the vehicle is a trailer constructed from a purchased kit, the Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin or a receipt or invoice identifying the kit purchased.
Official Brake and Light Adjustment Certificates.
A weight certificate from a California Certified Public Weighmaster, if the vehicle is a pickup or truck.
Additional information regarding registration requirements for specially constructed vehicles.