California Emissions Sticker

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Re: California Emissions Sticker

Post by Lmo » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:03 pm

the DMV did’t even want to look at it, as they already had the VIN number in their DMV Records.
That's what I would have thought as well. Try another DMV office, you would think the response would be the same, but in my experience, the one office doesn't seem to know what any other office is doing.
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Re: California Emissions Sticker

Post by El queso » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:41 pm

Kaliram wrote:
sysmgr2 wrote:Just my 2-cents, but if the bike was originally sold in CA, you should just proceed to getting it registered. I've never had an issue where DMV wanted to see a sticker on a CA bike, no matter where I purchased it. it should already be in the database.
I concur..... I live in CA and bought an out-of-State bike that had originally been registered in CA, and the DMV did’t even want to look at it, as they already had the VIN number in their DMV Records.
Before the purchase I spoke with the DMV and they basically said "no issue - don't worry about it" but when a went to the Auto Club to register it, they said it needed the CARB sticker. AAA was a little confused on the whole process, so it may not be as much of an issue as I originally thought.
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Re: California Emissions Sticker

Post by isldtime » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:38 am

I only used AAA for renewals when I lived in Ca. because they followed the book to the letter. DMV was easier to deal with but the lines are longer.
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Re: California Emissions Sticker

Post by Lmo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:42 pm

My wife has worked for the Automobile Club of Southern California for 36 years. They just do paperwork, and they are "over worked" with DMV work because people think it's quicker/easier. Take it to a DMV office, preferably one located in a rural part your area. If it has been registered here, I can't imagine it NOT being in the computer unless it's been ten years or more.
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