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Dealers Handbook in California

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What the Handbook Contains

The Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual (REG 611) is designed to provide individuals, dealers, registration services, and financial institutions with vehicle registration requirements, including:

  • General information
  • New vehicle requirements
  • Report of sale requirements
  • Transfer requirements
  • Lemon Law information
  • Off-highway vehicle requirements
  • Special plates
  • Dealer licenses
  • Smog certifications
  • Odometer mileage reporting
  • Permits and decals
  • Form specifications
  • Fees and penalties

Where to Get the Handbook

The California Dealer Handbook is available online. You can also find the Guide For Licensed Vehicle Dealers and the Lessor-Retailers brochure online.

Dealer industry Tools

The California DMV also offers a resource center on their website, specifically for Auto Dealers. Visit their page for details.

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