Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 15: Off-Highway Vehicles

15.145 Transfers (VC §38195)

The requirements for transfer of the registered and/or legal owner of an OHV are the same as for transfers of on-highway vehicles except:

  • The transfer fee must be paid within 30 days of the date of transfer to avoid penalty.
  • A smog certification is not required.
  • Odometer disclosure is not required for vehicles originally manufactured for off-highway use without an odometer and being converted to on-highway operation.

When renewal penalties have not accrued, the transferee has 20 days from the transfer date to pay the fees due without penalty (VC §§38246 and 38250). Refer to the OHV Fees and Waiver of OHV Fees and/or Penalties sections in this chapter for penalty and waiver information.