Whether you have any unpaid parking violations or toll evasion bail.
Registered car owners must replace their stickers when they become invalid, misplaced or destroyed. This is done in accordance with the law of California, and regardless of when, a non- valid sticker must be replaced as quickly as possible. In a situation where a sticker is destroyed or misplaced, registered owners must fill the replacement form while also paying the necessary due.
If it’s a monthly sticker, then you do not have to worry, as neither the application for replacement nor fee is required. Here, all you have to do is to verify the month in which the sticker expires, and then another will be issued to you.
You can check your zip code at this link smogcheck.ca.gov to see if you need a smog inspection when you renew your registration.
Certain counties require a smog inspection when you renew your vehicle.
Your renewal form will also indicate whether you need a SMOG inspection.
Yes. You need to give the new owner a VALID smog certification when you sell the car.
If the car you are selling is less than four years old, then the new owner will need to pay a smog transfer fee. You do not need to get a smog inspection.
(NOTE: All smog stations will only electronically send VIRs to the state of California. States such as Illinois have a dedicated fax line for submission. Check with your home state if you are requesting a smog inspection for that state for the best method of submitting your test results. We are always happy to fax forms for you at no extra charge).