Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

Driver Education illustration

Section 8 of 38

Chapter 7: Miscellaneous Originals

7.095 SPCNS Certificate of Sequence (VC §4750.1)

A SPCNS Certificate of Sequence allows an owner of a SPCNS vehicle to choose whether the smog requirements for the vehicle are based on the model year of the engine used in the vehicle or the year the vehicle is being registered.

  • Each calendar year, a Certificate of Sequence is issued by DMV to the first 500 owners of specially constructed (SPCNS) vehicles who either:
    • Present any type of registration transaction for an SPCNS vehicle
    • Request issuance of a Certificate of Sequence only (when the vehicle is not subject to a registration transaction).
  • After the 500 are issued each year, SPCNS vehicles will be evaluated for emission requirements by BAR based on the criteria for SPCNS vehicles. Contact a BAR referee for further information.