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Old 07-30-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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What counties in ca do not require a smog check (theres a few) & if i get a post office box in one of those counties & register my 85 olds with that post office box will the dmv know what im up to ? Also does the no smog counties charge a abatement fee on the old cars or just newer ones ?
I'm pretty sure it is a statewide thing, and wouldn't help you get away with it even if I could.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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Smog Information

is where you can see which counties require a smog permit.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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Smog Information

is where you can see which counties require a smog permit.
While those counties may be the only ones which require a smog on each yearly renewal, other counties require a smog test on each newly registered vehicle during transfer of title. I am in a county not shown and each new registration (change of owner) requires a smog unless it has been smogged already and is going to an immidiate family member.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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The thing is smog repair stations have more of a incentive to fail you then test only stations. Ill stick with test only unless i fail smog.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Well, you have choices in San Bernardino county. You may just need to move over a city or three.

"There are six counties that require smog certifications within certain Zip Codes only. These counties are:

El Dorado, Placer, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Sonoma."
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Had the new law (AB2241) been not implemented (1-09) it would of given me time to get my car smog ready without paying a ripoff $50.00 fee when it used to always be free. The DMV looks for ways to nickle & dime you & they get away with it. Look how much a non op costs now (18.00). The director of the dmv ( George Valverde) is just a puppet to the corrupt, horrid, lying, foul, untrustworthy, thieving, cowardly, law crazy legislature & hack govenor. New Laws for 2009
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The best way to "beat the system" is to burn all of your fuel INSIDE the engine instead of spitting it out the exhaust. (And you get more power if you do that as well...) My 7-year old car emits ZERO hydrocarbons, and the CO2 and NOx are extremely low. (My smog test is on the site for download.) Dan Engine Ecology - Burn your fuel INSIDE your engine
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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The best way to "beat the system" is to burn all of your fuel INSIDE the engine instead of spitting it out the exhaust. (And you get more power if you do that as well...) My 7-year old car emits ZERO hydrocarbons, and the CO2 and NOx are extremely low. (My smog test is on the site for download.) Dan Engine Ecology - Burn your fuel INSIDE your engine
My car is almost 24 yrs old (manufactured 11-84) with 117,300 miles. Will it still work & get me through the tough smog ? The legislature wants all old cars off the roads. Thats why they are Making it tougher & tougher to pass smog.
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, Ca
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Which counties require a smog inspection for the registration renewal?

Counties that Require a Smog Inspection for Vehicle Registration Renewal Alameda Butte Colusa Contra Costa Fresno Glenn Kern Kings Los Angeles Madera Marin Merced Monterey Napa Nevada Orange Sacramento San Benito San Francisco San Joaquin San Luis Obispo San Mateo Santa Barbara Santa Clara Santa Cruz Shasta Solano Stanislaus Sutter Tehama Tulare Ventura Yolo Yuba There are six counties that require smog certifications within certain Zip Codes only. These counties are:
El Dorado, Placer, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Sonoma.

So that leaves
del Norte, Humbolt, Lake, Inyo and probably a few others, but if it isn't currently registered, you will need to smog it before you can change the address
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Google is your friend
I only posted the part that applied to the OP as he lives in San Bernardino county
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