Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 25: Permits and Decals

25.035 Nonresident Daily Commuter Permit (REG 150)(VC §§6700.25 and 6700.3)

Nonresident Daily Commuter (VC §435.5)—A person who is a resident of Arizona, Nevada, or Oregon who enters and leaves California on a daily basis for the purpose of employment and whose vehicle is principally garaged out of this state is a nonresident daily commuter.

Anyone having an established place of business in California does not qualify.

A nonresident daily commuter must obtain a REG 150 from DMV to operate a vehicle in California without California registration.

To qualify for a REG 150, the vehicle must:

  • Be a passenger or two-axle commercial vehicle commonly referred to as a pickup truck with an unladen weight of 8,000 pounds or less.
    • Vans registered as passenger vehicles in the foreign state qualify.
    • Commercially-registered vans do not qualify.
  • Be currently registered in the owner’s home state.
  • Not be operated in this state for more than 35 air miles from the border at any point.
  • Not be used in the course of a business in this state or be used to transport property other than personal property.

The applicant must submit the following:

  • A completed REG 150.
  • The permit fee. The fee is not prorated and there is no penalty. Refer to Appendix 1F for fees.