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    Registration Renewal

    Approved and contracted by the state, Cartagz provides a quick and easy alternative to standing in long lines at the DMV. For $29 (plus DMV fees), you can painlessly renew your registration in just a few simple steps.

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    Renew your California Vehicle Registration online and Cartagz will instantly issue your official California registration and stickers.

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    • Does not require a renewal notice
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    How to Register

    Registering a motor home or recreational vehicle in California is just like registering a car.

    Dealers will take care of title transfer and registration for you. If you bought from a private party, make an appointment at your local DMV office and bring:

    Use the registration fee calculator to estimate your fees before heading to the DMV.

    When you renew, you have to provide proof of insurance. Your vehicle might be also be required to pass a smog test.

    Smog Testing

    Motor homes and RVs less than 6 years old are exempt from the biennial smog certification requirement. Other vehicles are exempt from the requirements as well; the CA DMV provides a full list of exempt vehicles.

    Depending on the county you live in, you might be required to submit a new smog certificate to the DMV every 2 years, when you renew your registration.

    Check the California DMV smog certification page to find out more about the smog requirements for your vehicle. If you need to get your RV smogged, be sure to confirm with the inspection station ahead of time that they can accommodate your larger vehicle.

    Nonoperational RVs and Motor homes

    If your RV or motor home is sitting in your driveway inoperable, you can register it as nonoperational.

    The DMV has a nonoperation registration renewal brochure with more information. The fee to register a vehicle as inoperable is $19.

    Registering a Vehicle From Out of State

    The DMV provides a handy checklist on what's required.

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