Register your vehicle from out of state in CA - online service.
•Fill out the form below to start the process of registering your car, pick up, motorcycle, trailer or commercial vehicle from out of state in CA.
Note: DMV fees must be paid within 20 days from the date the vehicle comes to CA to avoid penalties.
•Start the process online and avoid going to the CA DMV offices. We'll figure out the correct CA DMV registration fees for your situation, and will then send you an invoice which will include our service fee for you to pay online . After payment, we'll provide an incomplete CA DMV registration with instructions on how to proceed. We will finish the vehicle registration process once you have mailed us your original registration card or title from out of state, VIN inspection, smog check and any other requirements as needed for your specific transaction, and will then ship your new CA DMV registration card, and plates to you.
•Your submission will be processed in the order in which it was received and although we work on them as quickly as possible, it may take a couple of hours, and sometimes longer for us to answer you --please be patient.
•See our Cars From Out State page for specific requirements for your type of vehicle.
•See our frequent questions about vehicles from out of state page.