Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 13 of 38

Chapter 12: Nonresident Vehicles

12.090 Military Personnel-Owned Commercial Vehicles (VC §6701)

Military personnel may operate a commercial vehicle owned by the military person without obtaining California registration for the vehicle provided it bears valid registration in the owner’s home state or the state of military assignment at the time of registration, and it is not used in a trade or business.

Exception: Any commercial vehicle owned by military personnel used in any business manner wherein the military person receives compensation is subject to California registration (VC §6701(c)).