Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 18: Lien Sales – Abandoned – Abated Vehicles

18.100 Planned Nonoperation (PNO) (VC §4604)

The lienholder is not required to file a Certificate of Non-Operation (REG 102) (PDF) if the vehicle:

  • Was currently registered when the lien originated.
  • Subsequently expired while being stored by the lienholder pending a lien sale.
  • Fees (registration or PNO) are not due until the vehicle is sold at lien sale and must be paid within 20 days of sale to avoid penalties. A REG 102 is not required.
  • If the vehicle was not currently registered when the lien originated, all fees and penalties will be due when the vehicle is subsequently sold.