California Car Registration Fees and Fee Calculator
Have you recently purchased a new or used car while living in California? Or did you just move to California with your own car? Then it is mandatory to register your car with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). To drive a vehicle legally on the roads of California, you need to possess a Certificate of Registration for your vehicle in your name.
However, understanding the California car registration procedures and obtaining the certificate with minimum hassles can be quite a challenging task. DMV.com provides dedicated services to guide you through the car registration processes.
CALCULATE REGISTRATION FEES
Use the DMV.com Vehicle Registration Fee Calculator to calculate your California car registration fee for 2010 or 2011. You can also calculate your California car registration renewal fees. The fee generated from this calculator is an estimate. Actual registration fees may vary due to differences in the information you provide in the online form for calculation and the original records held by the DMV.
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FACTORS AFFECTING REGISTRATION FEES
The California DMV collects a fee for first time California car registrations and renewals of registration. Several factors are considered while calculating the registration fees.
Owner's State of Residence
The registration fee also depends on where the vehicle owner stays or where the vehicle was purchased. If you want to register an out-of-state vehicle in California, then the registration fees will be higher.
Definition of an Out-of-State Vehicle
- Vehicle registered outside the state or in a foreign country
- Vehicle brought into the state by a person who recently moved in
- Vehicle purchased from another state by a resident
- Vehicle gifted to a resident of the state from outside the state