The DVM offers a special non-operational car registration for non operation vehicles which are neither to be driven nor parked on the communal street. It is necessary to register and to renew the registration fee annually for non operation vehicles for the reason that if a non operation car is caught on the street without registration then the owner has to pay a hefty penalty. Below is some further information in regards to the status of non operational vehicles.
Non Operation Vehicles
Those vehicles which will never be dragged, driven, parked or stored on the communal streets for the complete registration year are termed as non-operation vehicles. If a person decides to opt for the non operational status for his car then he has to shell out the Planned Non-Operation fee before the expiration of the vehicle registration period. In the registration renewal form there is box which is assigned for the car owner to be checked if he opts for non operational status. If an individual does not have the registration renewal form then he can apply for a non operational status through the Planned Non-Operation Certification and can send it to the respective address mentioned on the certificate.
Non Operational Car Registration
The non operation car registration charge is much less than the normal registration charges. In California it costs about $5 annually to get a non operation car registered and can be done at point of time by just paying the applicable registration fees. But it is advisable to get the non operation registration renewed every year before the expiration date because late renewal will lead to penalty charges. The longer the renewal charges remain outstanding the greater will be the fine charges. Moreover if an individual does not have the required documents at the time of registration then the registration department will give out a receipt which will help to evade the penalty charges but won't approve the vehicle operation. If a person wants to drive his non operational status vehicle then he has to pay the DMV the complete registration renewal fee.
Car Title for Non Operation Vehicles
If a particular car is not running and is lying parked in the garage for a long time then it is necessary for the car owner to register it under the non-operational status. This can be done by filing the license plate replacement form and submitting it to the respective DMV office. If an individual has a personalized plate for his car which has been filed as a non-operation vehicle under the Planned Non-operation or PNO status, then he is subjected to pay a retention fee every year to maintain his precedence over that particular car title. This retention fee is applicable only to personalized title formats. If one fails to pay the retention fee then he will loose his precedence over the personalized title configuration, which will be given away to someone else. Thus, to maintain personalized or special car title for non operational cars, it is necessary to pay the title retention fee on time.