Dealers Handbook in California

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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