Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 23 of 38

Chapter 22: Corrections and Adjustments

22.080 Nonresident Military (NRM) Becomes a California Resident

When an NRM owner or NRM spouse becomes a California resident during the registration year and wants to cancel their NRM exemption status:

The following must be submitted:

  • The current registration card and the California Certificate of Title, if issued.
  • A Statement of Facts (REG 256) form stating:
    — They are on active duty in the U.S. military service and wishes to cancel their NRM exemption.
    — Their state of residence when the NRM exemption was granted.
    — The date they became a California resident.
    — Their California address.
  • The prorated vehicle license fee (VLF).

The procedures below must be followed:

  • Line out the words “Nonresident Military” or “NRM” on the certificates.
  • The VLF prorated from the month the applicant became a California resident to the end of the registration period must be collected.
  • Do not collect penalties on a currently-registered NRM vehicle.
  • Process a new registration card and California Certificate of Title, if issued.