The DMV is operating in a virtual office environment while field offices remain closed. Answer Unfortunately the DMV does not accept title transfers by mail. That is more than likely the reason you have not heard back from them. The only way to transfer a vehicle title through the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles is to visit one of their local branch offices, perform the title transfer online through NeedTags , or visit a local third party registration service provider. No need to worry though.

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Home California Motorcycle Riders Motorcycle Registration Motorcycle Registration in California The steps to register a motorcycle in California are similar as those for any other vehicle type.

Looking for renewal information? Skip over to our page on CA Registration Renewals for details! Your out-of-state title and registration. A DMV employee can inspect your vehicle for free. You can also have an inspection station or law enforcement officer complete it ahead of time—note that you may be charged a fee. Registering Your CA Motorcycle The process for registering your new motorcycle in California will differ slightly based on how you purchased your bike: from a dealership, or from a private seller.

There are other steps to follow if the title is being transferred between family members, or otherwise given as a gift. Check out our guide to CA title transfers for details of these scenarios. Dealership Purchases If you purchase a new motorcycle at a dealership, your dealer typically takes care of the registration as part of your transaction. You should be issued a temporary registration certificate while your permanent registration is processed, and a new certificate should arrive in the mail.

Make an appointment with your local California Department of Motor Vehicles office and bring the following with you: The signed-over motorcycle title. An odometer disclosure for motorcycles under 10 years old. You are required to pay all transfer fees within 30 days of the purchase date. CA Registration Exemptions If you live and drive in California, but are not a California resident—such as members of the military—you may be exempt from registering your motorcycle.

Vehicle license fee: 0. Use tax: Between 7. REG Application for Title or Registration Use this form to apply for a title and register your vehicle when you buy a vehicle or move to the state.

Not available online. You must contact the California DMV for a copy. Please select one of the below to continue: Email this form to yourself and complete it on your computer. Please enter your email address: Yes! ORG Submit.


I Mailed my Title to the DMV and Haven't Heard Anything Back

Arashisida Thank you for using DMV. Get Form Open the form. Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed. Email the link to this form. Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. Read on for more lost title details. Submit your application in person at any DMV office or by mail to: The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.


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