Dismantler’s Handbook of Registration Procedures

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Section 4 of 11

Evidence of Ownership Documents

4.010 California Certificate of Title

There are several versions of the California title in existence:

  • The complying pink with a blue border and a white opaque state seal Certificate
    of Title.
  • The complying “rainbow” (multi-colored) Certificate of Title.
  • The non-complying “rainbow” Certificate of Title.*
  • The Certificate of Ownership (aka “pink slip”).

*A non-complying title does not contain an odometer disclosure statement.