Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 25: Permits and Decals

25.045 Special Permit for Disaster Relief Work Vehicles (VC §4005)

A Temporary Operating Permit (TOP) (REG 19F) with validating sticker (REG 19S) may be issued to unregistered vehicles needed for disaster relief work in a disaster area. The permit should be:

  • Issued only if the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) or responsible local authority that has determined the vehicle is necessary for such purposes.
  • Valid only during a period of a State of Emergency, as proclaimed by the Governor under the provisions of the California Emergency Services Act.

A Statement of Facts (REG 256) form stating these conditions will be met must be submitted prior to issuance of the TOP.