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Old 04-08-2020, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Is it known all over that no matter when during the month that a person bought their car, that when it's time to pay the registration each year that it's always due to the DMV on the last day of that month?

So let's say someone bought their car on Sept 7th. When the DMV registration bill comes, isn't it going to be due on Sept 30th? So no one's car would ever get towed until the very end of the month IF they couldn't pay, right?

BTW, anyone know if smog places are open nowadays? I don't believe so since that's not really sn essential & no one's driving around hardly anyway.

(I didn't put this in the Automotive section because I know each state's DMV has their own rules.)
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Old 04-08-2020, 11:24 PM
 
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Is it known all over that no matter when during the month that a person bought their car, that when it's time to pay the registration each year that it's always due to the DMV on the last day of that month?

So let's say someone bought their car on Sept 7th. When the DMV registration bill comes, isn't it going to be due on Sept 30th? So no one's car would ever get towed until the very end of the month IF they couldn't pay, right?

BTW, anyone know if smog places are open nowadays? I don't believe so since that's not really sn essential & no one's driving around hardly anyway.

(I didn't put this in the Automotive section because I know each state's DMV has their own rules.)
If you registered your car on Sept. 7th, the registration will be due the following Sept. 7th.

They won't tow a car for expired registration if it's only a month late, a car is only towed if the registration has been expired for 6 months.

DMV isn't enforcing some delinquent registrations for 60 days if the transaction has to be conducted in a DMV office. https://www.10news.com/news/coronavi...to-coronavirus
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Old 04-09-2020, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Carmichael, CA
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Is it known all over that no matter when during the month that a person bought their car, that when it's time to pay the registration each year that it's always due to the DMV on the last day of that month?

So let's say someone bought their car on Sept 7th. When the DMV registration bill comes, isn't it going to be due on Sept 30th? So no one's car would ever get towed until the very end of the month IF they couldn't pay, right?

BTW, anyone know if smog places are open nowadays? I don't believe so since that's not really sn essential & no one's driving around hardly anyway.

(I didn't put this in the Automotive section because I know each state's DMV has their own rules.)
The registration date is set when the vehicle is first purchased, brand new, from a car dealership. That date could be date of purchase, or up to 3 days after date of purchase. Commercial trucks and pickups always have an expiration date of the last day of the month of purchase.

If you purchased the car used, the registration expiration date was already in place and does not change. Since you're talking about getting a SMOG, and new cars don't need them, I'm assuming that you purchased a used car. If you don't have documents showing the expiration date, the license plate should have a month and year sticker showing when registration is next due.
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Old 04-10-2020, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Thanks guys & 2sleepy, thanks for that article! I hope my apt leasing office is aware of the 60-day extension. They're tow-happy around here & love to just tow cars the moment they can!
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Old 04-10-2020, 11:02 AM
 
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Thanks guys & 2sleepy, thanks for that article! I hope my apt leasing office is aware of the 60-day extension. They're tow-happy around here & love to just tow cars the moment they can!
Are they towing cars because of expired reg? You might want them to have their attorney read this section of the vehicle code which does not list expired tags as a reason for a private party to tow a vehicle. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/f...ctionNum=22658.
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Old 04-13-2020, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Are they towing cars because of expired reg? You might want them to have their attorney read this section of the vehicle code which does not list expired tags as a reason for a private party to tow a vehicle. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/f...ctionNum=22658.
Not yet that I know of, but you never know what the leasing office will try to do. I hope they're aware about the current 60-day extension.

I don't know how many if any smog testing places are open these days, but what if a person doesn't want to go out there right now due to covid-19?

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