Chapter 10: Renewals
10.045 Evidence of Registration
Chapter 10 Renewal Instructions
10.045 Evidence of Registration (CVC §§4000 and 5204)
Evidence of current vehicle registration is the valid registration card and the appropriate validation stickers displayed on the rear license plate of the vehicle, except as follows:
Truck Tractors—The year sticker is displayed on the front license plate.
Commercial Motor Vehicle with a declared gross vehicle weight of 10,001 pounds or more, the year sticker is displayed on the front license plate.
Older Motorcycles—Some older motorcycle license plates have a square sticker well which is too small to properly attach the month and year stickers. In such cases, instruct the owner to place the stickers on the license plate so they do not overlap. The stickers may extend beyond the margins of the sticker well.