Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 10: Renewals

10.015 Commercially-Registered Station Wagons (VC §9404)

Renewals of commercially-registered station wagons are processed the same as other renewals, except that, if requested, metal tabs may be issued to vehicles assigned special interest license plates. Refer to the Metal Tabs section in this Chapter.

A station wagon cannot be registered as a commercial vehicle unless it is used:

  • To transport passengers for hire, compensation, or profit. The vehicle will not be used to transport property.
  • In business and the vehicle is registered in the business name.
  • In business and the employee of a business is required to own and operate a station wagon which is registered to the employee’s name.

Refer to the Conversion from Auto to Commercial License Plates section for changes from auto to commercial plates in Chapter 13.