Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 15: Off-Highway Vehicles

15.100 OHV Verification (VC §38041)

The following applies to OHV verifications:

  • The Verification of Vehicle (REG 31) form may only be completed by an authorized DMV employee for new and used off-highway motorcycles converting to on-highway or dual registration in order to verify the emission label and determine if the motorcycle can be converted to on-highway use. Refer to the OHV Motorcycle Verification information in the Conversion from OHV to On-Highway Registration section in this chapter.
  • The REG 31 for a motorcycle must include the engine and frame numbers.
  • A clear pencil tracing of a snowmobile vehicle identification number (VIN) may be accepted in lieu of a physical verification (neither are required when an Application for Registration of New Vehicle (REG 397) form is submitted).
  • A REG 31 is not required when evidence of prior California registration or identification is submitted and there is a vehicle record on DMV’s database.
  • A REG 31 is required when there is not a record for the vehicle on the database (unavailable records).
  • If a small off-road engine (SORE) label is found, on the REG 31 check the “See Remarks” box in the Emission Label section and write “Small Off-Road Engine emission label” in the Remarks section. Refer to the Original OHV Registration Applications section in this chapter.