Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 10: Renewals

10.065 Late Renewals (VC §§9552 and 9553)

Vehicle registration must be renewed on or before midnight of the current registration expiration date or within 60 days after the date the registered owner is notified that the vehicle registration must be renewed (vehicle registration renewal notice), whichever is later.

A penalty is added when the fees due are not paid and the owner does not file the required Planned Non-Operation Certification (PNO) (REG 102) form or file the PNO online for the vehicle.

Vehicles Not Currently Registered—Check the vehicle record for PNO status and:

If a PNO IsThen
On fileRefer to this Chapter for requirements.
Not on fileFees and penalties are due.
Not on file and the vehicle left California and returned in a subsequent registration yearPrior year fees and penalties are:
Due if the vehicle left California after the registration expired.
Not due if the vehicle left California before the registration expired. The owner must complete a Statement of Facts (REG 256) form with the dates the vehicle left, and returned to, California. Current year fees are due upon the vehicle’s date of entry into California. The owner may file a PNO if the vehicle was not towed or driven into California.