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Use the following information to determine how renewal penalties are calculated. Penalty fees are assessed in addition to any other fees due.
Fees due prior to January 1, , are assessed penalties using the following information:. If your vehicle's registration requires a smog certification, be certain to pay all applicable renewal fees on or before the current expiration date, even if you have not obtained the smog certification. Late registration fees are subject to penalties. If you paid your renewal fees prior to acquiring the smog certification, and you have not received your registration card or sticker, you should call your local DMV or between the hours of 8 a. They will check your vehicle record and inform you of the status.
On late applications for original registration with a "fee due date" or "date of first operation" of January 1, , or later, penalties will be calculated as follows: Registration Fee Penalty for Original Applications. You must apply for a duplicate registration card if the original has been lost, stolen, or mutilated.
To obtain a duplicate registration card:. You may submit the completed application and payment of the fee s by mail to the following address. You may also submit the completed application and payment of the fee s in person to your local field office. For faster service, make an Appointment s online, or by calling 1- before you visit a DMV office.
You must replace your license plates immediately after your plate s has been lost, stolen, mutilated, or become illegible. To obtain regular series plates:. You may also submit the completed application and payment of the fees in person to your local field office. For faster service, make an appointment s online, or by calling 1- before you visit a DMV office. If the year sticker for your currently registered vehicle has been lost, stolen, mutilated, or is illegible, you must request a replacement sticker and pay a substitute fee.
To obtain a substitute year sticker:. You may obtain a replacement month sticker at no cost by calling DMV at 1——— or from your local DMV ; for faster service, make an appointment s online. If you have paid your renewal fees but your check has not cleared do not place a stop payment on your check. If the department is processing your transaction your check will become dishonored.
The penalties assessed from a dishonored check can be costly. If you mail a new payment, renew over the Internet, or in a field office and your first check clears at a later date, the department will automatically issue a refund. You must have an automobile, truck, trailer or motorcycle to order a plate. This is necessary to assign the new plates to a vehicle record and issue a new registration card and year sticker.
Motorcycle plates are not yet available for all special interest plate programs. Special Interest License Plates have a special graphic design depicting an image relative to the organization's interest. They are available with configurations of numbers, letters, or both, which have been personally chosen by the applicant personalized or are standard issue configurations sequential. In addition, Kids plates may contain one hand, heart, plus sign, or star symbol.
Environmental License Plates are the standard California plates, which do not have graphics, and are only available with personalized configurations. View available plates. You will need the information from your registration card to order online or to fill out the Special Interest License Plate Application. Special Interest License Plates require extra fees that are used to support programs pertinent to each organization's interest.
Click here for more information regarding these programs. Personalized plates will be available about 10—12 weeks after they are ordered online or the completed Special Interest License Plate Application is received by DMV. You will receive up to three notifications approximately 30—days apart from the office you selected when you ordered the plate. If after the 3 rd notice, you have not picked up your plates within 30—days, the plates will be destroyed and the selection you made will be made available to another customer.
A refund will not be issued.
Sequential license plates will be mailed directly to you at the address on your DMV vehicle record; you should receive them in approximately 4—6 weeks. You can check personalized Plates online to find out if a specific personalized configuration has been taken. Reminder, even if your plate selection is available and you pay for the personalized plate, it does not guarantee the plate will be made. All personalized plate orders are manually reviewed prior to the plate order being made. California Code of Regulations, Title 13, Article 3.
Substituting numbers for letters or vice versa may be confused with an existing plate and is not permitted. The department shall refuse any configuration that may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency, or which would be misleading, based on criteria which includes, but is not limited to, the following:. The availability of the license plate selection you reserve is subject to final approval by DMV.
For credit card chargebacks, it may take 2—3 billing cycles for you to see the credit on your credit card statement. Personalized plates are subject to an annual retention renewal fee based on the type of plate you have even though plates are not on a vehicle.
You will not receive a billing notice to pay the annual retention fee. You may make an online appointment or call 1——— to pay the annual retention fees. Keep copies of your receipt s to indicate you paid these fees. Failure to pay this annual fee will result in cancellation of the plate and possible reassignment of the configuration.
Complete a Special Interest License Plate Application PDF indicating that you want to reassign the plates to another vehicle, hold the plates for future use, or release interest in the plates and pay the appropriate fees. You may make an online appointment or call 1——— to make this change. It depends. Do another check. This check is performed using the register of the New Zealand Transport Agency.
While That Car Limited has taken all reasonable care in performing the check, we are unable guarantee the accuracy of the data and cannot be liable for any errors. Toggle navigation That Car Check. Vehicle ownership check in New Zealand.