2007 California Vehicle Code Article 4. Renewal Of Identification

CA Codes (veh:38110-38135)

VEHICLE CODE

SECTION 38110-38135




38110.  Certificates of ownership shall not be renewed but shall
remain valid until suspended, revoked, or canceled by the department
for cause or upon transfer of any interest shown therein.



38115.  Every motor vehicle identification and identification
certificate issued pursuant to this division shall expire at midnight
on the 30th day of June in the second calendar year following the
year of issuance of such certificate.  The department may upon
payment of the proper fees renew such identification.



38120.  (a) Application for renewal of identification of off-highway
motor vehicles subject to identification shall be made by the owner
not later than midnight of the 30th day of June of the expiration
year.  The application shall contain the true, full name and driver's
license or identification card number, if any, of the owner.
   (b) Whenever any application for identification or transfer of
ownership of an off-highway motor vehicle subject to identification
is filed with the department between June 1 and June 30 of the year
of expiration, the application shall be accompanied by the full
renewal fees in addition to any other fees then due and payable.
   (c) Whenever an application for identification or transfer of
ownership of an off-highway motor vehicle subject to identification
is filed with the department between January 1 and May 31 of the year
of expiration, the application may be accompanied by full renewal
fees in addition to any other fees then due and payable, which
renewal fees shall be for the two-year period following June 30th of
the year in which paid.



38121.  (a) Prior to the expiration of the identification of an
off-highway motor vehicle, if that identification is not to be
renewed prior to its expiration, the owner of the vehicle shall file,
under penalty of perjury, a certification that the vehicle will not
be operated, used, or transported on public property or private
property in a manner so as to subject the vehicle to identification
during the subsequent identification period without first making an
application for identification of the vehicle, including full payment
of all fees.  The certification of nonoperation is valid until the
identification is renewed under subdivision (c).
   (b) Each certification of nonoperation filed pursuant to
subdivision (a) shall be accompanied by a filing fee of fifteen
dollars ().
   (c) An application for renewal of identification, whether or not
accompanied by an application for transfer of title to, or any
interest in, the vehicle, shall be submitted to the department with
payment of the required fees for the current identification period
and without penalty for delinquent payment of fees imposed under this
code if the department receives the application on or before the
date the vehicle is first operated, used, or transported on public
property or private property in a manner so as to subject the vehicle
to identification and certification of nonoperation required
pursuant to subdivision (a).
   (d) A certification of nonoperation is not required to be filed
pursuant to subdivision (a) for a vehicle on which the identification
expires while being held as inventory by a dealer or
lessor-retailer.



38125.  Whenever by reason of the theft or embezzlement of an
off-highway motor vehicle subject to identification the owner or
legal owner is not in possession of the vehicle at the time penalties
accrue for failure to obtain identification, or renewal thereof, the
owner or legal owner may secure the identification or renewal of the
identification of the vehicle within 20 days after its recovery upon
filing an affidavit setting forth the circumstances of the theft or
embezzlement if the theft or embezzlement of the vehicle has been
reported pursuant to provisions of this code, without penalty for
delinquent payment of fees imposed under this division.



38130.  When application for identification of an off-highway motor
vehicle subject to identification has been made as required by this
division, the vehicle may be operated pursuant to this division until
the new indicia of current identification have been received from
the department on condition that there be displayed on the vehicle
the identification plate or device and validating device, if any,
issued to the vehicle for the previous identification term.



38135.  The department may, upon renewing of an identification of
off-highway motor vehicles subject to identification, issue a new
identification certificate or may endorse or authorize the
endorsement of a receipt or validation upon payment of the required
fees.  The receipt or validation to be stamped upon the
identification certificate last issued for the vehicle during the
preceding period, or upon a potential identification certificate
issued near the close of the preceding period, which identification
certificate so endorsed or validated shall constitute the
identification certificate for the ensuing two-year period.  If the
identification certificate and potential identification certificate
are unavailable, a fee as specified in Section 38260 shall not be
paid.

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