Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 1: General Registration Information

1.140 Statement to Record Ownership/Error or Erasure (VC §1652)

The Statement to Record Ownership/Statement of Error or Erasure (REG 101) form is a dual purpose form, which is used as shown in this section.

Statement to Record Ownership (REG 101) Form—Generally used to clarify the registered owner or legal owner name(s) and/or address. Co-owner names must be shown exactly as shown on the title/application document, including how the names are joined. The certificates for applications that do not show “and” or “or” between the names will be issued with “and” represented by a slash (/) between the names.

A REG 101 is also required on a leased vehicle application which does not have designated spaces for the lessee’s and lessor’s addresses. The REG 101 must accompany the completed application.

The REG 101 is used to prepare the new certificates. Incorrect or inaccurate information on the REG 101 results in voided certificates and unnecessary corrections. The omission of legal owner information on the REG 101 is a costly error. Information for accuracy must always be checked.

Statement of Error or Erasure (REG 101) Form—Is completed when an error or erasure is made on the California or nonresident title. It must be completed by the individual who made the error/erasure.

A dealer representative can initial a correction or erasure made on an Application for Registration of a New Vehicle (REG 397) and Report of Sale-Used Vehicle (REG 51) form except in the odometer section. Errors made in the odometer section of the REG 397 require a completed Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment Form (REG 262). No Alterations or erasures can be made to a REG 262.