Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 27 of 38

Chapter 26: Refunds

26.060 Refunds on 49-State/Direct Import Vehicles (VC §42230)

Do not accept applications and/or fees paid on a report of deposit of fees (RDF) for vehicles from outside California:

  • With less than 7,500 odometer miles at the time of sale, unless the vehicle qualifies for one of the exemptions. This includes applications with a manufacturer’s statement/certificate of origin (MSO/MCO), title, or registration from another state or country.
  • If the vehicle cannot be registered.

Fees collected in error must be refunded per VC §42230.