Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 16 of 38

Chapter 15: Off-Highway Vehicles

15.085 OHV Fees (VC §§38115, 38120, 38225, 38225.4, 38225.5, 38230, 38232, 38245, 38246, 38255, 38260, and 38265)

Fees must be paid within 20 days before an OHV subject to OHV registration is operated and/or transported in this state or the fee is delinquent (VC §38245).

OHV registration expires June 30 of the second year from the date fees become due and is always an odd or even numbered expiration year based on the original registration year (VC §38115). For example:

  • An original OHV registration in 2013 will expire June 30, 2015.
  • An original OHV registration in 2014 will expire June 30, 2016.

The odd or even expiration year is maintained even if the registration is renewed late.

Original/Renewal OHV Fee—The original and renewal OHV registration fees are the same.

  • The penalty, if due, is 50 percent of the fee (VC §38265).
  • The fee is never prorated.
  • A nonresident military exemption cannot be claimed for OHV registration/renewal.

The renewal fee must be paid in addition to any other fees due whenever an application for OHV registration or transfer of ownership is submitted between June 1 and June 30 of the OHV registration expiration year.

The renewal fee may be paid in addition to any other fees due on applications for OHV registration or transfer of ownership submitted between January 1 and May 31 of the expiration year. The renewal fee will be for the two-year period following June 30th of the year in which the fee is paid.

OHV Fees—Refer to Appendix 1F.

Exception: When a transferee acquires the vehicle and the OHV registration subsequently expires, the transferee has 20 days from the date of transfer to pay the renewal fees without penalty.