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  • Detailed vehicle specifications
  • Current and history title records
  • Reported odometer readings & issues
  • Checks across 60+ potential title brands
  • The date and entity for title brands present
  • Records of total-loss reported by insurance companies
  • Records of salvage reported by junk and salvage yards
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Where does the data come from?

The vehicle history data is supplied by the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). States, insurance carriers, and salvage yards are required by federal law to report data to NMVTIS. According to NMVTIS, their data providers include over 9000 insurance carriers, auto recyclers, junk yards and salvage yards and their database includes over 40 million salvage or total loss records.
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When will I receive my vehicle history report?
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What type of information does a VinAudit provide?
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Where does VinAudit’s data come from?
VinAudit’s data comes from the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System. States, insurance carriers, and junk yards are required by law to report vehicle records to the NMVTIS. The NMVTIS has certified VinAudit.com to provide instant access to this data over the Internet.

What kind of vehicles does VinAudit support?
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Why can’t I have a report from vehicles built before 1981?
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How can I store or share my vehicle history report?
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Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual – Table of Contents

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Registration Service Program Handbook


Registration Service License Forms

Note: Forms may be completed before printing.

An application for a registration service license consists of the following forms:

Additional Required Application Package Documents:

  • Photograph(s) of business location, refer to Photograph Procedures.
  • If filing as a corporation, Limited Liability Company or Limited Liability Partnership owned businesses only: A copy of Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Minutes or other document filed with the Secretary of State, which identifies the officers, share holders and managers.
  • Copy of your Business License.
  • Copy of your Fictitious Name Statement
  • Signed copy of lease or rental agreement.

Additional Items

The following items are also needed as part of the application package.  After you have arranged an appointment with an Occupational Licensing Inspector he or she will conduct the following inspections to ensure your registration service meets the requirements:

“Established Place of Business” Inspection

  • The business location where the books and records pertinent to the type of business are kept designated at the principal place of business by the holder of the applicant for a registration service license.  CCR, Title 13, § 330.00 (d) and 330.48 et seq., and 330.50 et seq.,  and CVC § 320 (c) , 1670, 11406 et seq. and 11407 et seq.

“Sign” Inspection

  • Sign or device shall provide information relating to the licensed entity by its exact firm name as shown in departmental records at the registration service’s place of business.
  • Sign must be permanent in nature, displayed on the office door, building directory, when there is such a directory, and at the principal place of business or any branch office receiving clients which is located in a building housing more than one business.  CCR § 330.24 et seq.

Property Use Verification

  • Business location shall be located in an area approved for the operation of a Registration Service. Contact your local or city property use office to determine the appropriate property use.
  • If applying for a license to conduct business from your residence, you must obtain a home occupation business license from your local city or county business license office.

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Business Records Inspection

Business Records shall include all of the following information:

  • Name, address and license number of registration service
  • Name and address of every employee who performs registration work
  • Name and address of each client for whom registration work was performed
  • Identity of every vehicle by year, make, type, license number, and vehicle identification number on which registration work was performed
  • Amount of registration fees or payments collected for each vehicle on which registration work was performed, including the method of payment to the registration service
  • Amount of registration fees or payments submitted to the department for each vehicle on which registration work was performed, including the date and method of payment of the refund or additional charge by or to the client, the registration service, or the department
  • Amount of any refunds or additional charges on registration fees or payments collected for each vehicle on which registration work was performed, including the date and method of payment of the refunds or additional charge by or to the client, the registration service, or the department.
  • Name, signature, or initials of each employee performing work on each transaction and the date the work was done
  • Cost to each client for the registration work performed on each of the client’s vehicles

In lieu of above information, a registration service may retain a copy of the listing sheet approved by the department for transmitting registration documents to the department


Registration Service Original License Fees

  • $150 Non-refundable application fee
  • $1 Family Support Program fee
  • $70 For each branch location (if any)

The Family Support Program fee is paid on original, renewal, and reinstatement applications.


Processing Transactions:

Before accepting transactions form the public for processing at DMV field offices, you must submit a copy of your permit with a Registration Service Questionnaire, OL 607 and a Field Office Registration Service Employee Listing, OL 607A to the DMV field office manager.

Business Partner Automation Program:

For participation in the Business Partner Automation Program you must submit a copy of your permit with application documents as instructed at the following sitehttp://www.dmv.ca.gov/otherser/bpa/bpa.htm.


Registration Service License Renewal Forms and Fees

Form

Fees

  • $1 Family Support Program fee
  • $15  Renewal application fee
  • $15  Renewal of branch location (each location)

The Family Support Program fee is paid on original, renewal, and reinstatement applications.


Registration Service License Modification Forms and Fees

Forms

 

Fees

  • $70  Name change
  • $70  Address change

Registration Services Exclusions

  • A person performing registration services on a vehicle acquired by that person for his or her own personal use or for use in the regular course of that person’s business.
  • A person who solicits applications for or sells, for compensation, nonresident permits for the operation of vehicles within this state.
  • An employee of one or more dealers or dismantlers, or a combination thereof, who performs registration services for vehicles acquired by, consigned to, or sold by the employing dealers or dismantlers.
  • A motor club, as defined in Section 12142 of the Insurance Code.
  • A person who performs registration services exclusively for vehicles registered pursuant to Article 9.5 (commencing with Section 5301) of Chapter 1 of  Division 3 or Article 4 (commencing with Section 8050) of Chapter 4 of Division 3.
  • A common carrier acting in the regular course of its business in transmitting applications.  CVC Section 505.2

Registration Services Authority

California Vehicle Code. Sections 320 (c), 505.2, and 11400 et al. The California Vehicle Code is available for purchase from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

California Code of Regulations. Title 13, Chapter 1.

Government Code. Section 6157 (a) – (d).


Application Questions and Submission Information

Please refer to the Registration Service Program Handbook.

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An autobroker’s endorsement requires payment of fees as required by subdivision (d) of Section 9262 of the California Vehicle Code.

A dealer may not engage in brokering a retail sales transaction without having an autobroker’s endorsement to their dealer’s license.

Upon issuance of an autobroker’s endorsement to a dealer’s license, the department shall furnish the dealer with an autobroker’s log.  The autobroker’s log remains the property of the department and may be taken at any time for inspection.

The autobroker’s log must contain the following information with respect to each retail sale brokered by that dealer:

  • Vehicle identification number of brokered vehicle
  • Date of brokering agreement
  • Selling dealer’s name, address, and dealer number
  • Name of consumer
  • Brokering dealer’s name, address, and dealer number (CVC Section 11735)

A dealer who brokers a motor vehicle sale shall deposit directly into a trust account any purchase money, including purchase deposits, it receives from a consumer or a consumer’s lender.

  • All trust accounts required by CVC Section 11737 shall be maintained at a branch of a bank, savings and loan association, or credit union regulated by the state or the government of the United States.

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The Red Flags Rule requires many businesses and organizations to implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program designed to detect the warning signs — or “red flags” — of identity theft in their day-to-day operations. By identifying red flags in advance, businesses will be better equipped to spot suspicious patterns that may arise — and take steps to prevent a red flag from escalating into a costly episode of identity theft.

Resources on this site can help business people educate their staff and colleagues about complying with the Red Flags Rule.

What Compliance Looks Like

Your Identity Theft Prevention Program is a “playbook” that must include reasonable policies and procedures for detecting, preventing, and mitigating identity theft. Your Program should enable your organization to:

  1. identify relevant patterns, practices, and specific forms of activity — the “red flags” — that signal possible identity theft;
  2. incorporate business practices to detect red flags;
  3. detail your appropriate response to any red flags you detect to prevent and mitigate identity theft; and
  4. be updated periodically to reflect changes in risks from identity theft.

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The FTC and the federal financial agencies have issued Frequently Asked Questions and answers to help businesses comply with the Rule.

Who Must Comply with the Red Flags Rule?

The Rule requires “financial institutions” and “creditors” that hold consumer accounts designed to permit multiple payments or transactions — or any other account for which there is a reasonably foreseeable risk of identity theft — to develop and implement an Identity Theft Prevention Program for new and existing accounts. The definition of “financial institution” includes:

  • all banks, savings associations, and credit unions, regardless of whether they hold a transaction account belonging to a consumer; and
  • anyone else who directly or indirectly holds a transaction account belonging to a consumer.

A change in the law on December 18, 2010 amended the the definition of “creditor,” and limits the circumstances under which creditors are covered. The new law covers creditors who regularly, and in the ordinary course of business, meet one of three general criteria. They must:

  • obtain or use consumer reports in connection with a credit transaction;
  • furnish information to consumer reporting agencies in connection with a credit transaction; or
  • advance funds to — or on behalf of — someone, except for funds for expenses incidental to a service provided by the creditor to that person.

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Frequently Asked Questions – Repossession Agency (RA)

  1. How long after the application is submitted will it take to process?The complete processing of the application may take approximately three to six months.
  2. What forms must be included in the application package?
    • Application for License (Form 31A-4)
    • Personal Identification (Form 31A-9)
    • The second copy of the Live Scan form (BCII 8016) signed by the Live Scan Operator.
    • Two recent passport quality photographs
    • Request for Authorization of Business name [(Form 31A-12 (if applicable)]
    • Corporate applicants only: endorsed Articles of Incorporation or the Statement by a Foreign Corporation (if filed with the Secretary of State)

    Corporate applicants only: endorsed Articles of Incorporation or the Statement by a Foreign Corporation (if filed with the Secretary of State)

  3. How long is a Repossession Agency license valid?The Repossession Agency license is valid for two years.
  4. How does a Repossession Agency renew its license?Prior to the expiration of the license, the applicant may receive a renewal application mailed to the last address of record. If you do not receive a renewal application, you should submit a copy of your license/certificate with a written request for renewal, including the fees for renewal (see fee schedule) and mail to:

    Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
    P.O. Box 989002
    West Sacramento CA 95798-9002

    (This must be submitted before the expiration date.)

  5. When does a Repossession Agency’s license become delinquent?The Repossession Agency’s license is delinquent one day after it expires. If you fail to submit renewal fees by the expiration date, you must pay the renewal fee and the delinquent fee.
  6. How long after the expiration of my license am I able to renew my license?If after three years you fail to renew a delinquent license you must submit a new application and begin the application process again.
  7. How do I verify receipt of my Repossession Agency application?Contact the Bureau at (916) 322-4000 for a status on a pending application or any additional information.
  8. How do I notify the Bureau of my change of address?You must notify the Bureau in writing within 30 days of such a change. Be sure that you include your license number, name, previous address, new address, date of birth and Social Security number. Please print information.
  9. How do I change my business name?In order for you to change your business name, you must submit a written request to the Bureau. Submit at least six names for consideration. The first name requested will be approved unless the name could be confused with or is similar to any federal, state, county, or municipal government function or agency or to any law enforcement agency, or in any name which may tend to describe any business function or enterprise not actually engaged in by the applicant/licensee under that name.

    *Until an approval is received, you may not operate under your requested new name.

  10. If I lost, destroyed or damaged my Repossession Agency license, how do I obtain a duplicate?You may request a duplicate license by submitting a written request, explaining the circumstances, with a $10 fee to the Bureau. Please allow four to six weeks for replacement.
  11. The name/address was misspelled on my license. Is there a fee for a new one?No. An error on a license should be returned for correction to the Bureau without charge. A correction will take approximately three to four weeks. Please clarify the error in writing and return the license.(This is not for address changes when submitted after a renewal was paid and already mailed)
  12. Can a Repossession Agency use a post office box for an address?Yes. The Repossession Agency must state the location of the business office by street name, number and city. The Repossessor Agency may list a post office box only if mail delivery to the physical location is not possible or if the place of business is located at the licensee’s residential address. In addition, no licensee shall conduct business from any location other than the location for which a license or branch office registration was issued.
  13. How long does it take to process the new license after a request for name change and/or address change or change of branch office has been made?The processing time will vary, typically a name change and/or address change or branch change will take approximately four to six weeks.
  14. There has been a change in the type of ownership/entity after receiving the repossession agency license. What do I have to do?Licenses are not transferable or assigned to new entities. A change of ownership constitutes a new entity. You must submit a new application with appropriate fees. For example: if you apply and become licensed as a sole owner and later decide to form a partnership or corporation, you must apply for a new license.
  15. Who can repossess my car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle?The legal owner, and the repossessor agency employee of a repossession agency.
  16. Does the legal owner have to notify me before taking my vehicle?No. The legal owner is not required to notify you before your vehicle is repossessed. However, the legal owner must notify you in writing within 60 days that you have 15 days to arrange to get your car back before it is sold. If the vehicle was repossessed by a licensed repossession agency, the agency must notify you within 48 hours that they have repossessed your vehicle and must furnish you with a list of the personal items in the vehicle at the time it was repossessed.
  17. Can they repossess my vehicle if I have only missed one payment?Yes. The conditions under which the vehicle may be repossessed are subject to the terms of the sales contract signed by you at the time you bought your vehicle. However, some legal owners will work with you to bring your payments up to date, even though they are not required by law to do so. If you expect a problem in making payment, you should contact the legal owner to make other arrangements for payment.
  18. Can they take my car at 4 a.m., or while I am in the grocery store?As long as the repossessor agency employee does not enter any private building or any secured area he or she may take your vehicle at any time from any location. This does not mean that the repossessor agency employee can do anything that is illegal. The repossessor agency employee must obey the same laws that pertain to everyone.
  19. Can a repossessor agency employee agent break my gate, unlock my garage, move other vehicles, or trample my landscape while trying to take my car?No. repossessor agency employees are prohibited from entering any private building or secured area without the consent of the owner or the person in legal possession of the property. This includes any locked and fenced area. Any damage to buildings, fences, landscaping, or other vehicles should be reported to the police. In addition, a complaint should be filed with the Bureau. To get your money back for damaged personal property or real property, you will probably have to go to small claims court or hire an attorney. The Bureau has no jurisdiction to get your money back for damaged personal property.
  20. Should I hide my vehicle or physically protect it from the repossessor agency employee?No. A repossession agency with authorization from the legal owner will attempt to take your vehicle for the legal owner. If you hide the vehicle to avoid repossession, you may give up your right to continue with the same contract with the legal owner.
  21. Can a repossessor agency employee threaten my family or me?No. A repossessor agency employee may not use violence or force in attempting to repossess a vehicle. If violence or force occurs, contact the police immediately. A repossessor agency employee may not use false or misleading statements or make threats in order to take your vehicle.
  22. What happens to my personal belongings in the car after my car has been repossessed?Licensed repossession agencies are required to make a list of all personal belongings found in a vehicle at the time of repossession. They are required to send you at your last known address of record, within 48 hours, a notice containing this list and informing you how to recover your personal belongings and the amount of storage fees owed, if any.
  23. Are my spare tire, tape deck, and mag wheels considered part of my personal belongings?Items such as tape deck or mag wheels, which are installed as a permanent part of the vehicle generally, remain with the vehicle. So do items such as a spare tire or tire iron, which are normal equipment for a vehicle to carry. However, any item such as a removable camper shell, which was not included in the original contract for your vehicle, should be returned to you, although you may be asked to prove that you bought the camper shell separately.
  24. Should I be notified about who took my vehicle and why?A repossession agency is required to provide you with a Notice of Seizure within 48 hours after taking possession of your vehicle. This notice must include the name, address, and telephone number of the legal owner and the name, address, and telephone number of the repossession agency. They should tell you that this Bureau regulates repossessor employees and that the repossession agency is required to give you a personal property inventory within 48 hours of the repossession, and that any damage to a vehicle during repossession is the responsibility of the repossession agency. To find out why your vehicle was repossessed you should contact the legal owner of your vehicle.
  25. What if my car is damaged during or after repossession?The Notice of Seizure, which the repossession agency is required to send you lists that damage to a vehicle during or after repossession, is the responsibility of the repossession agency. Unfortunately, the Bureau cannot actually enforce this responsibility by making the repossession agency pay you for any damage to your car. In case of damage, you should take the repossession agency to small claims or civil court, depending on the estimated cost of repair. You should also file a written complaint with the Bureau, as several complaints of damage against the same repossession agency could result in disciplinary action against that agency.
  26. Can repossession agency employees drive my vehicle or use my personal effects after they have repossessed my car?No. A repossession agency employee may not use any vehicle or personal effects recovered from a consumer for personal benefit. If you believe your vehicle was used during the time the agency had it, you should file a complaint with the Bureau explaining the circumstances which lead you to believe it was used.
  27. What should I do if something is missing from my personal effects when I pick them up?Mention it to the repossession company while you are there and ask them to check their storage area again. Note it on the release form if the items are not located. Follow up with a registered letter to the repossession agency (with a copy to the lien-holder) describing the missing items and ask them to locate them or reimburse you for them. If they don’t comply with your request, send a written complaint to the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. If some of your belongings are missing you should contact your local police department and begin a small claims court or civil court action to have the repossession agency repay you for your lost possessions.
  28. What about my personalized license plates?Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has advised us that personalized plates should be removed and stored with other personal effects. If you do not claim them within the 60 days, the repossession company should return them to the DMV.
  29. How do I get my vehicle back?The legal owner must give you 15 days written notice before they can sell or otherwise dispose of your vehicle. This notice must be provided within 60 days after repossession. This notice should tell you how to redeem your vehicle and should give you the name and address of the person to contact about payment. Usually, you will be able to reinstate your loan contract by paying your back payments and the repossession fee, unless the legal owner can prove that you did one of the following: A. gave false information on your loan application B. hid the vehicle to keep it from being repossessed C. kept the vehicle in bad repair or damaged it on purpose If the vehicle loan is with your credit union or a finance company, the above information may not apply to you.
  30. What charges, if any, might I have to pay?In addition to paying all or part of the contract balance, you may have to pay a repossession charge. Most vehicle installment loan contracts state that you may be charged for the costs of recovering the vehicle if you default on the loan payments. Therefore, the legal owners may charge you for the amount which they have been billed by the repossession agency. Also, most repossession agencies charge a fee for storage of personal items that were in the vehicle at the time it was repossessed. The amount of the storage fees must be given on the personal property notice prepared by the repossession agency and will be collected at the time you pick up your personal items. Many repossession agencies require that these charges be paid in CASH. If you choose not to make the payments within the 15 days allowed, the legal owner will arrange for your car to be sold. If the buyer does not pay the full contract balance, you may be required to pay the difference, which is referred to as a deficiency.
  31. How are the police involved in repossessions?Immediately after the repossession, the repossessor must notify the local police or sheriff’s department that he has taken your vehicle. As long as the repossessor has the proper identification and can show that the legal owner hired him to repossess your vehicle, the police will probably not interfere with the repossession, even if you call them. However, if you feel that the repossessor has threatened or harmed you or damaged your property, or entered your car or property illegally, you should call the police and file a police report.
  32. How do I file a complaint with the Bureau?A consumer may contact the Department of Consumer Affairs’, Consumer Information Center at 1-(800) 952-5210 and request a complaint form. Please provide copies of all documents relating to your complaint with your completed complaint form.

7 autobroker tips from a gotplates certified car dealer

1) Official Factory Web Sites For Every Brand of Car In The US

2) What is the trade-in value of my old car? 
(Word to the wise: No trade-in is “Excellent” by Kelley Blue Book Standards. Use “Good” for a near perfect car and “Fair” for a decent, but not perfect car.
Go to: http://www.kbb.com/kbb/UsedCars/default.aspx 

3) How much could I sell my old car for as a private party?
Go to: http://www.kbb.com/kbb/UsedCars/default.aspx4) Government Crash Test Ratings
Go to: http://www.safercar.gov/

5) Vehicle Rollover Ratings
Go to: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/testing/ncap/Rollover/Index.htm

6) Child Seat Safety Information
Go to: http://www.nhtsa.gov/CPS/CSSRating/Index.cfm

7) 
Gas Mileage Comparisons From the EPA
Go to: http://www.fueleconomy.gov

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CHP wants you to turn in out of state vehicles driven in your neighborhood

Did you know that the State of California loses millions of dollars a year in revenue from California residents who unlawfully register their vehicles in other states or countries?

Did you know that the State of California loses millions of dollars a year in revenue from California residents who unlawfully register their vehicles in other states or countries?

Did you know that vehicle registration fees are due immediately upon accepting employment or establishing residency in the State of California?

Did you know that California law permits only 20 days to complete the process of registering your vehicle without paying a penalty?

The three most common reasons for not completing the registration process are:

  1. People are unaware of California registration laws.
  2. People are evading payments of registration fees and taxes.
  3. People are unable to comply with air pollution control laws.

Include the following information:

  • State or province in which vehicle is registered
  • Vehicle license number
  • Date and time the vehicle was observed
  • Make, model and color of the vehicle
  • Location where the vehicle was observed (street(s) and city)
  • Any additional comments and descriptive information

* State: 

       * Vehicle License Number:        
* Date & Time Observed (example: 06/01/04 11:00 am)

Make:       Model:       Color: 

* Location Where Observed
Street(s):      City: 

Comments / Evidence (Please include in the comments field any relevant information that might help with the investigation: specific addresses where the vehicle is observed, how long has the vehicle been seen in California, any information about the owner, why you feel that the owner is attempting to avoid California registration, local decals/bumper stickers/license plate frames, etc.):


       

  

* = Required Information

what will i find in a nmvtis vehicle history report ???

What’s inside the vehicle history report?
The vehicle history report compiles all available records related to your VIN into a single report. It includes:

  • Detailed vehicle specifications
  • Current and history title records
  • Reported odometer readings & issues
  • Checks across 60+ potential title brands
  • The date and entity for title brands present
  • Records of total-loss reported by insurance companies
  • Records of salvage reported by junk and salvage yards
  • The contact information associated junk, salvage, and insurance entities

Where does the data come from?

The vehicle history data is supplied by the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). States, insurance carriers, and salvage yards are required by federal law to report data to NMVTIS. According to NMVTIS, their data providers include over 9000 insurance carriers, auto recyclers, junk yards and salvage yards and their database includes over 40 million salvage or total loss records.
How do I get a report for my vehicle?

You can begin by running an instant lookup on your Vehicle Identification Number.

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vehicle being shipped overseas

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