Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 20 of 38

Chapter 19: Salvage – Nonrepairable – Junk Vehicles

19.010 Authority for Cancellation, Suspension, or Revocation (VC §8800)

The Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) may cancel, suspend, or revoke a vehicle’s registration California Certificate of Title, registration card, license plate, or any permit when the:

  • Certificate, license plate, or permit was fraudulently obtained or erroneously issued.
  • Vehicle is mechanically unfit or unsafe to be operated or moved on the highways.
  • Registered vehicle has been dismantled or wrecked.
  • Required fees have not been paid upon reasonable notice and demand.
  • Registration card, license plate, or permit is knowingly displayed on a vehicle other than the one for which issued.
  • Registration could have been refused when last issued or renewed.
  • Minimum liability insurance is not obtained or maintained for the vehicle.
  • DMV is so authorized under any other provision of the law.