Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 14 of 38

Chapter 13: Commercial Vehicles

13.065 Housecars (VC §362)

A housecar is a motor vehicle originally designed, or permanently altered, and equipped for human habitation, or to which a camper has been permanently attached.

  • Motorhomes, pickups with a camper attached, and van campers are housecars for registration purposes.
  • Truck tractors with living quarters and horse trailers with an area equipped for human habitation are not housecars and cannot be registered as such.

In addition to the usual registration documents required, the application must include a Miscellaneous Certifications (REG 256A) form with the Certification of Vehicle for Human Habitation section completed to determine the type of housecar being registered. The value of added equipment, the camper, and camper axle, if one is attached, must be included in the vehicle value for vehicle license fee (VLF) classification.

The REG 256A may be completed by the owner or by the dealer for dealer sales.