Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 16 of 38

Chapter 15: Off-Highway Vehicles

15.130 Specially Constructed OHVs

The requirements for a specially constructed (SPCNS) OHV, are the same as shown in Chapter 7 for other SPCNS vehicles, except:

A motor vehicle bond is required for the total value of the vehicle if the value of the parts not covered by bill(s) of sale is more than $5000.

  • Brake and light certificates are not required.
  • A smog certification is not required.
  • Use tax is not due on a vehicle constructed/built by the applicant. Use tax is due if the vehicle was built by someone else and purchased as a complete vehicle by the applicant.

SPCNS OHVs must be referred to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) for assignment of a vehicle identification number (VIN).