Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 13 of 38

Chapter 12: Nonresident Vehicles

12.010 California Highway Patrol Registration Enforcement and Guidance (CHP REG) Program (VC §§4000–4000.4)

Because California experiences significant revenue losses when residents illegally register their vehicles in foreign jurisdictions, on April 30, 2004, the CHP implemented the CHP REG program, an online enforcement program which invites the public to assist in identifying vehicles that may be improperly registered, by reporting nonresident vehicles to CHP at or Customers wishing to report vehicles should be referred to this website.

CHP evaluates the information on reported vehicles and sends a letter to the vehicle owner. Applications which result from having received a CHP letter and/or having a vehicle license title (VLT) stop, are processed as usual following the procedures in the Basic Registration Requirements section in this chapter, or if interstate (dual) registration is requested, the Out-of-State California Resident section in this chapter.

If customers have questions regarding this program, advise them to contact CHP online at or by mail at:

California Highway Patrol
Office of Public Affairs
PO Box 942898
Sacramento, CA 94298-0001