Renewing at Express Auto Registration
Express Auto Registration, licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles, is located in San Diego, CA and offers a quick, easy, and efficient alternative to DMV renewal options. Don't get trapped waiting in line at the DMV or waiting a week or even two for your registration to be delivered. Express Auto Registration offers renewal services on the spot and will E-copy your registration so you will not get stuck driving without a registration card. Did you lose your registration notice? Don't worry about it. We could help you that as well. Don’t waste your time waiting at the DMV. Make a better choice with Express Auto Registration.
DMV CA Registration(Vehicle Registration)
Purchased a vehicle in California or moving to San Diego and want to know how and when you should register your vehicle? Express Auto Registration is here to provide you with the essential information you need without the frustration trips to the DMV. You will need to register your vehicles with the CA DMV within 10 days of establishing permanent residence or purchasing a vehicle. Express Auto Registration will guide you through this process by notifying you which documents and fees required to comply with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to successfully complete registering your vehicle.
California Vehicle Registration
Purchasing your vehicle at a dealership might be the easiest way to avoid the hassle of paperwork and registering your vehicle. In the state of California, dealerships will usually handle titling and vehicle registration for you. Upon purchasing your vehicle from a dealership, you will be handed a temporary registration card while your official registration card and sticker is mailed to you from the DMV. Although most dealerships complete vehicle registration for consumers, it is always a good idea to confirm with your dealership whether they will complete the documents for registering the vehicle. On the other hand, you may also acquire a vehicle from a private party or out-of-state dealer. Regardless, the buyer has 10 days from the date of purchase to register your vehicle with the DMV or you may face late fees. Make sure you submit the following documentation:
CA REGISTRATION FOR NON-RESIDENTS
A non-resident vehicle must be registered in California if the vehicle is based in California or primarily used in California; a vehicle is considered to be primarily used in California if it is operated or located in the state for a greater amount of time than it is located or operated in any other jurisdiction.
A non-resident vehicle may be operated in California without registering the vehicle in California provided that the vehicle is registered in another jurisdiction.
A non-resident vehicle becomes subject to registration 20 days after gainful employment is accepted or residency is established, at which time application for registration must be made.
California Registration Renewal California Vehicle Registration
In the state of California, drivers are required to renew their registration with the DMV annually. Never drive with expired registration as this is prohibited. If you are stopped with expired or no registration, you can be given a citation or your car can be impounded. To save time and money, make sure that your vehicle registration is always up to date. Expect a renewal reminder at your address listed from the DMV prior to your registration expiring. This notification ensure you are aware that your registration is almost expiring. It is your responsibility to keep your address updated in the DMV system in order to receive this notice.
- A Completed Application for Title or Registration (Form REG 343).
- The Vehicle's Out-of-State Title.
- The Vehicle's Out-of-State Registration.
- Proof of Insurance.
- A Valid Smog Certificate with in (90) days from the date smog
- Verification of Vehicle VIN inspection, you will be issued your registration card, stickers, and plates.
CA Title Transfer (DMV services)
When buying or selling a car, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires filling out a Transfer title to change ownership of a vehicle. The designated owner and recipient must both complete a vehicle title transfer with the DMV. Here you will find a few general instructions for filling out a title transfer in California.
Title Transfer When Selling a Vehicle
You are required by law to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within 5 days from the date you sell or otherwise dispose of a vehicle or vessel to renounce ownership. By completing and submitting the NOTICE OF TRANSFER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY to the DMV, liability for parking and/ or traffic violations and civil litigation resulting from operation after the date of sale becomes the responsibility of the subsequent purchaser(s). You can complete this form online. Information required are: the vehicle’s license plate number, the last five digits of the vehicle identification number, and the new owner’s name and address. The ownership transfer will not be official until the new owner completes the title transfer. In order for the transfer to be completed, you must supply the new owner with:
Buying a Vehicle
If you bought your vehicle from a dealership,
you won’t have to worry about the title transfer. The dealership will take care of all of the necessary paperwork.
If you bought your vehicle from a private seller,
the process is not so straight forward. In order to complete the transfer process in person,
set an appointment or walk in at our local DMV and submit:
If you are transferring a vehicle that is less than four years old, a smog inspection is not required. If the vehicle has obtained smog certification in the last 90 days, the requirement is also waved.
California Registration(Renewal California Vehicle Registration)
Unfortunately, your car registration is not a one-time deal. In the state of California, you will need to renew your registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) annually. It is illegal to drive with expired registration, so be sure you stay on top of your registration status. Don’t worry if you don’t know when you registration is due; the DMV sends renewal notices through the mail to make sure you know exactly when your registration is going to expire. Keep your address updated in the DMV system to ensure that you receive your notice.California Registration
Renewal California Vehicle Registration
Unfortunately, your car registration is not a one-time deal. In the state of California, you will need to renew your registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) annually. It is illegal to drive with expired registration, so be sure you stay on top of your registration status. Don’t worry if you don’t know when you registration is due; the DMV sends renewal notices through the mail to make sure you know exactly when your registration is going to expire. Keep your address updated in the DMV system to ensure that you receive your notice.
How much will you have to pay to renew your registration? It really depends on the vehicle. Fortunately, the DMV supplies a Vehicle Registration Vehicle Fee Calculator. Simply enter your license plate number, VIN, county, and Zip Code.
Your renewal notice will inform you if your car needs to complete a smog check before registration renewal can be completed. Some vehicles will be required to undergo a smog inspection at a STAR station (your renewal notice will specify).
CA Title Transfer (DMV services)
Transfer a California Vehicle Title
If you have bought, sold or inherited a vehicle, you’ll have to complete a transfer title with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to officially change the vehicle’s ownership. We will help you to do title transfer instructions for vehicle buyers, sellers, and for those looking to transfer a vehicle between family members.TITLE TRANSFER
Title Transfer When Selling a Vehicle
The state of California requires sellers to notify the DMV and officially relinquish ownership of their sold vehicle within 5 days. Once you complete and submit the Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability.
The process can also be completed online
. It will require the vehicle’s license plate number, the last five digits of the vehicle identification number, and the new owner’s name and address. The ownership transfer will not be official until the new owner completes the title transfer. In order for the transfer to be completed, you must supply the new owner with:
Buying a Vehicle
If you bought your vehicle from a dealership, you won’t have to worry about the title transfer. The dealership will take care of all of the necessary paperwork.
If you bought your vehicle from a private seller, the process is not so straightforward. In order to complete the transfer process in person, come in at Express Auto Registration (DMV San Diego) or set an appointment
at your convenient time and submit:
- The Vehicle Title (signed by seller).
- Smog Certification, if applicable (see below).
- A completed Odometer Reading if the vehicle is less than 10 years oldVehicle
- Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment Form REG 262
- Payment for fees (see below).
Once the process is complete, you will receive your new registration and plates on the spot. Your official title will be mailed and should arrive within a few weeks.
Transferring a Vehicle Between Family Members
The DMV considers a family transfer as an ownership transfer between two of the following: a spouse, parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or domestic partner. A family transfer is exempt from a smog certification and uses tax rates based on the purchase price of the vehicle and a reclassification of the vehicle’s value.Even though it’s a family transfer, the “seller” must still submit a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability
to the DMV within 5 days of transferring ownership.To complete your family transfer, make sure you submit:
- The Vehicle Title (signed by seller).
- A Statement of Facts for smog certification and use tax exemptions.
- Odometer Reading if the vehicle is less than 10 years old.
- Payment for all fees.
- Smog Inspection
- Once the process is complete, you will receive your new registration and plates on the spot. Your official title will be mailed and should arrive within a few weeks.
CA Motorcycle DMV Registration(Motorcycle Registration)
Several new motorcycle owners don't know what the rules and procedures are in regards to Motorcycle Registration in California. There are important things to know when registering your bike for the first time or renewing motorcycle registrations. For bikers, there's no other feeling like the freedom of driving down the open road, feeling the wind and listening to the powerful roar of their engine. In order to stay on the road and enjoy your motorcycle, you will have to make sure your vehicle is properly registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
On this section, we will help you to register your vehicle for the first time, how to register a vehicle that came from out-of-state, and how to renew your motorcycle's registration.Motorcycle Registration
First Time Registration
Congratulations, you just bought a gorgeous bike and you're wondering how to go about registering it? Depends on whether the bike was purchased from a dealership or if it was a private purchase. If your bike was purchased at a dealership, you're in luck. The majority of the time a dealership will take care of all of the registration paperwork for you. They will even issue you temporary registration to carry until your official registration documents arrive from the DMV. If you bought your bike from a private party, you will have to handle the title transfer and registration yourself at your local DMV or licensed DMV provider. Make sure you do this within 10 days of purchasing the vehicle so you do not have to pay any late fees. To avoid long wait times at the DMV, come in at express auto registration or make an appointment.
Bring the following to your appointment or walking in:
Renewing at Express Auto Registration
Express Auto Registration, is licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles, is located in San Diego, CA that offers a quick, easy, and efficient alternative to DMV renewal options. Don't get trapped waiting in line at the DMV or waiting a week or even two for your registration to be delivered. Express Auto Registration renewal services offer on the spot service and will E-copy of your registration so you will not get stuck driving with out a registration card. Did you lose your registration notice? Don't worry about it we could help you that as well so, don’t spend your time waiting at the DMV.
Replace Lost CA Title(Transfer a California Vehicle Title)
A vehicle title it states ownership and protects its owners by proving whom is the true owner of the vehicle. However just like anything else it can be lost, stolen, or destroyed. Express auto registration is here to replace lost titles quickly and easilyLOST TITLE
Replacing a Lost Title
The Certificate of Title is one of the most important documents associated with your vehicle. A vehicle without a title cannot be bought or sold, so it is vital that vehicle owners always have a copy of their title in a safe place. It is not recommended to keep your vehicle title in your car. This will only increase the chances of it being lost, damaged, or even stolen.
In the event that your title lost, stolen, or damaged to the point that it is no longer legible, you will need to apply for a duplicate title from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Only the legal owner of the vehicle can obtain a duplicate title. Instead of going to the DMV you can come in and bring the following documents to express auto registration:
The DMV fee for replacing a lost title is $20. This fee is subject to change and is different for a boat/vessel title.
Replace Registration Card or Sticker
Not having your registration card or sticker when pulled over by a police officer can lead to tickets and fines. If you are missing one of these get it replaced immediately. Learn about your options below or use the form on the right to start your replacement now.Replace Registration card or sticker
Replacing a Missing Registration Card, License Plate, or Registration Sticker
So you lost your registration card and are stressing about the hassle you will have to go through at the DMV? Everyone makes mistakes. Registration cards, stickers, and license plates getting misplaced are all extremely common occurrences. Fortunately, the process of obtaining replacement documents is a lot simpler than you would expect.
Whether your registration card, California plates, or stickers are stolen, lost, or not readable in their present condition, the procedure for obtaining a replacement is conveniently similar and simple for each.
It is important to note that you will want to obtain your replacement documents as soon as possible. Driving without proper registration documentation is illegal and can lead to a ticket with a hefty fine.
The Application for Replacement Plates, Stickers, and Documents
It doesn't matter if you need a new registration card, new license plates, or new stickers, you will have to fill out an Application for Replacement Plates, Stickers, and Documents.
This document can be obtained at the DMV website or, by coming in our office at 6189 University ave San Diego, CA 92115 instead a trip down to your local DMV office. In order to complete Section A
of this document, you will need to provide your vehicle identification number (VIN), license plate number, driver's license number, and the make of your vehicle. In Section B
you will need to indicate what kind of document you need replaced. Section C
will ask why you need a replacement document. Check the box that most applies to you (choices include Lost/Stolen/Destroyed/Never received, etc.) or check the "other" box and write out your own explanation. Section D
only applies if you have requested a license plate replacement. If you have only lost one plate, you will be required to surrender the remaining plate to the DMV. If both plates are missing you will be required to notify law enforcement. Section E
Simply sign and date the document.
Applying For a Replacement Registration Card
Replacing a registration card can be done at our office by simple coming in person (appointments
recommended) To apply for a replacement registration card and bring with you:
Applying For Replacement License Plates
If you license plate (or plates) has been stolen, lost, or damaged beyond legibility, you must apply for a replacement(s) immediately. In order to obtain replacement plates
Applying For Replacement License Plates is much like the procedure described above.
A completed (Application for Replacement Plates, Stickers, and Documents.)
- Payment for the replacement fee (fee varies depending on the type of plates).
Parking and Toll Tickets(Renewal California Vehicle Registration)
Unfortunately, your car registration is not a one-time deal. In the state of California, you will need to renew your registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) annually. It is illegal to drive with expired registration, so be sure you stay on top of your registration status. Don’t worry if you don’t know when you registration is due; the DMV sends renewal notices through the mail to make sure you know exactly when your registration is going to expire. Keep your address updated in the DMV system to ensure that you receive your notice.Parking and Toll Tickets
Pay Parking Tickets or Toll Violations Online
Park illegally and get busted? Or did you forget to bring cash the last time you crossed a toll? These things happen to the best of us. Unfortunately, you will have to be sure that all parking and toll violations on your record are paid before you are allowed to renew your registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you have an outstanding violation that requires payment, the DMV will include this information on your registration renewal notice.
Paying Your Violation With Express auto registration
Express auto registration, your trusted DMV alternative is licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles and is authorized to perform a number of DMV transactions, including accepting payment for parking and toll violations. Once you enter some basic information (driver's license number, VIN, etc.) Express auto registration will retrieve your outstanding violations and allow you to post your payment to the DMV instantly and clear your record. You can use Express auto registration anytime, regardless of whether or not your registration renewal is coming up.
Requirements for Boater Registration in California
Boat registration in California is completed through the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Vessel registration can be completed by mail or in-person at a boater's local DMV office. Boat registration must be completed by the driver within 120 days of residing in California. New boat registration is required for all motorized vessels, sail-powered boats over 8 feet in length, and commercial vehicles weighing a minimum of five tons or measuring at least 30 feet in length. Boat registration requirements include a boat registration fee, which must be paid when submitting a boat registration application. A bill of sale for the vessel must also be presented with the application to prove ownership. A vessel registration number (CF number) will be given to a boater once these documents are received and processed by the California DMV. Boaters must showcase their CF number on both sides or the front of their boat to show proof of registration.
California Boat Insurance
Boaters wondering how to register a boat in California should consider signing up for a boat insurance policy. Boat registration requirements do not include purchasing a boat insurance policy, but investing in a policy offers benefits to all boaters. Owners of undocumented vessels can protect their boat through an insurance policy that will cover the cost of repair or replacement. Boaters completing a new boat registration can protect their vessel by choosing to have their boat insured.
Renewing Your California Boat Registration
Vessel registration renewal is required every two years on an odd-numbered year. A California boat registration renewal notice is sent to a boater by mail within 60 days before the date their current registration will expire. The boat registration fee of $20.00 for renewal can be sent to the DMV by mail accompanied by the bottom of the renewal notice.
Replacing Your California Boat Registration
Undocumented vessels are required to be registered in the state of California. Boat registration replacement is required if a boater's current registration is damaged or missing. Boaters can fill out Form REG 156 and bring it to their local DMV with the $15.00 duplicate boat registration fee. These items can also be mailed to the California DMV office of Vehicle Registration Operations in Sacramento, California to replace a damaged or lost registration.