1. You must provide ONE of the following to process your registration renewal:
Renewal notice, full copy or bottom portion
OR old registration up to 3 years old
OR Reg. 156 form w/ sections A,B & D filled in and photo ID. These forms are available at Williams Insurance or online at www.dmv.ca.gov.
2. Proof of Insurance, if required :
If there is an “I” at the bottom of your renewal notice, DMV requires proof of insurance.
Bring your insurance auto ID card or declarations page.
Williams Insurance can help you place a policy and then use that policy information to process your renewal.
3. SMOG if required:
If there is an “S,” at the bottom of your renewal notice, DMV requires a Smog Certificate done within the PAST 90 DAYS. “Pass, Pass, Pass” must be indicated.
Smog results are typically reported to DMV electronically within 15 minutes of their completion. However, if you have a smog report, please provide it to us.
MILITARY EXEMPTION – BRING MILITARY ID and commanding officer name & phone number.
NATIVE AMERICAN EXEMPTION – Residency must be verified by an authorized member of the tribal council or an official of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Confirmation of your tribe and reservation may be submitted on tribal letterhead or Williams Insurance can provide a form to be signed by an authorized individual.
IF REGISTRATION IS SUSPENDED FOR NO INSURANCE:
Provide proof of a valid, in force insurance policy or Williams Insurance can help place a policy.
Pay $14 fee to reinstate registration. You can make this payment by credit card by logging onto www.dmv.ca.gov. Click on online services, and then click Vehicle suspension online to pay the fee.
With proof of both of the above, Williams Insurance can often help you clear the suspension and complete your renewal immediately.
If we are unsble to clear the suspension immediately, you may have to wait a minimum of 72 business hours for the DMV to clear the suspension so that your renewal can be completed.
PAY FEES TO AVOID PENALTIES THEN GET SMOG, INSURANCE, ETC.
If you are unable to fulfill DMV requirements (Smog, POI, etc.), you can pay registration fees anyway to avoid DMV late fees. Then you have up to 90 days to complete DMV requirements and finish the registration process.
A ONE-DAY SMOG PASS is available in order to obtain a Smog, AFTER all DMV fees are paid.
PLANNED NON-OP (PNO)
You can “non-Op” your vehicle up to 75 days prior to the vehicle’s reg. expiration date.
You can still “non-op” up to 90 days after the registration expiration date but you will pay penalties based on the full registration renewal amount, in addition to the PNO fee.
TAKING VEHICLE OFF NON-OP = CERTIFICATE OF NON-OP (CNO):
The vehicle must be on PNO status with the DMV
Full registration renewal fees become due on the date of the first operation
Of course, you also need valid insurance and smog, if required.
If one (1) plate is needed, bring in the other plate and two (2) new plates will be provided.
If both plates are needed, bring in original police/sheriff report and both plates will be provided.
Replacement plates may only be issued to the registered owner of the vehicle. Bring ID.
Items Needed for Title Transfer
Transfer must be performed within 10 days of purchase date.
Vehicle must be CA registered
Buyer must provide California license or out of state id
1) Smog Certificate (must be within 90 days)- if vehicle is over four years old
2) Title must be signed on line 1a by seller/s.
3) Title must be signed in odometer box by both BUYER and SELLER if the vehicle is less than ten years old.
4) If there is a Lienholder on the title, the Lienholder must release their interest in the vehicle by signing line 2.
5) Any owners between the current buyer and seller must sign a form and pay a transfer fee.
Please provide proof of current registration if possible.
If no title is available, William’s Insurance has the necessary forms that must be signed by both buyer and seller.
Title arrives in the mail, from DMV, APPROXIMATELY two weeks after transaction
WILLIAMS INSURANCE SERVICE, INC. PROCESSING FEES
IN ADDITION TO DMV FEES
Registration Renewal & Non-Op - $35 (with a $10 discount for payment in cash)
Title Transfer - $45 (with a $10 discount for payment in cash)