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Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures (REG 611)
(For Vehicle and Vessel Transactions)
This manual is designed to provide dealers, registration services, financial institutions, and other vehicle industry with vehicle and vessel registration transaction requirements and replaces the Handbook of Registration Procedures.
The goal of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is to provide the industry with the best tools possible to ensure that vehicle and vessel transactions are completed timely and accurately. Because we recognize the value of our business partners and the service they provide to the public, this revised and expanded manual was produced with significant input from members of the industry.
The Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual is now available online only at www.dmv.ca.gov. The department also issues Vehicle Industry News (VIN) memos, as needed, to inform you of any new procedures and/or requirements that may affect your business and may supersede or modify the information/requirements shown in this manual. You will receive immediate notification when a VIN memo is released or this manual is updated by subscribing to the department’s Email Alert Service.