Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Section 12 of 38

Chapter 11: Transfers

11.130 Parking or Toll Violations (VC §§4760, 4764, and 22651.7)

Parking or toll violations on file prior to the transfer date are removed from the vehicle record when a registered owner transfer occurs.

DMV must issue a receipt for the parking fees when the application contains parking violation fees. The parking fees are transmitted to the courts and the receipt is issued to the applicant to be used as proof of payment to reduce possibility of vehicle impoundment or immobilization (VC §4760).

Family/Trust Transfer With Parking/Toll Violations

Transfers of vehicle ownership from the registered owner to their revocable trust or specific family members cannot be completed when unpaid parking and/or toll violations are on the vehicle record. Transfers out of a revocable trust are not impacted. All violations shown on the record must be cleared by the issuing parking/toll agency or paid to the DMV and all other required fees and documents submitted to complete the transfer of ownership.

Affected family members are the registered owner’s natural or legally-adopted parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, spouse, domestic partner, and siblings.

When the application contains a Statement of Facts (REG 256) form declaring a family transfer exemption from use tax and/or smog inspection, or the transfer is to the revocable trust of the current registered owner, submit the application to DMV for processing.