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Option #1


When is Bienniel Smog required?

Vehicles with VIN numbers (not license plate numbers) ending in an even-digit require inspection in even years;
vehicles with odd-ending digit or a letter require inspection in odd years.

I could not find the basis for this loophole within California Law so I assume that the waiver is based upon the Constitutional right of citizens to freely cross state borders with their personal property.
The only place to get a California Smog is in the State of California.

If you look at Box B (entitled Certificate of Compliance Exemption) of the DMV form called 'STATEMENT OF FACTS' you will see this line:

[ ] Vehicle is located outside the State of California.
( Exception: Nevada and Mexico)


This one works in all situations.
This loophole is only meant for those whose vehicles are legitimately out of the State and whose owners face a Catch-22 situation. When you use this one, sometimes the clerk will give you the Registration and stickers, and sometimes they will mail them to the out-of-state address that you MUST provide on the back of the STATEMENT OF FACTS...
Be sure to provide a valid out-of-state address, otherwise the post office will return the reg. and stickers to Sacramento, and you will then have to phone your local DMV and give them your California address so that Sacramento will resend the papers to you.

PLEASE do not abuse this loophole...OK...TEX..




Option #2


Although there are no longer any counties in California with no Smog requirement there are many counties with no bienniel smog requirement, only the transfer smog applies in these counties.

Find out what type of the 3 Smog Areas you reside in.

The only DMV restriction on Change of Address is that you can only do it once in any given 30 day period.
All Documents allow for Residential as well as a separate Mailing address.
Residential address and ZIP code is crucial when determining smog requirements.

Check out the
ZIP CODE
lookup website


The below info is from
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Check the site for latest info.


Alameda County
Entire County:
$450

Alpine County
Change of ownership only:
No cost Limit

Amador County Change of ownership only:
No cost Limit

Butte County
Entire County:
$450

Calaveras County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

Colusa
Entire County:
$450

Contra Costa County
Entire County:
$450

Contra Costa County
Entire County: $450

Del Norte County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

El Dorado County
Only these zips have: $450
95613, 95614, 95619, 95623, 95630, 95633-95636, 95643, 95651, 95656,
 95664, 95667, 95672, 95682, 95684, 95709, 95720, 95721, 95725, 95726,
 95727,95735, 95762

All other zips are change of ownership only: No cost limit

Fresno County
Much of this county is: $450

Only these zips have sliding scale: $50-$300
93611-93613, 93626, 93650, 93700-93712, 93714-93718, 93720-93722,
93724-93729, 93740, 93741, 93744, 93745, 93747, 93750, 93755,
93759-93765,93771-93780, 93782, 93784, 93786, 93790-93794,
93844, 93888

Glenn County
Entire County:
$450

Humboldt County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

Imperial County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

Inyo County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

Kern County
Much of county is: $450

Only these zips have sliding scale: $50-$300
93220, 93241, 93263, 93300-93309, 93311-93313, 93380-93389, 93399

Kings County
Entire County:
$450

Lake County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

Lasen County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

    Los Angeles
Most of county uses old cost limit

Only these zips have: $450
93510, 93532, 93534-93536, 93539, 93543, 93544, 93550-93553, 93560,
93563, 93584, 93586, 93590, 93591

Madera County
Entire County:
$450

Marin County
Entire County:
$450

Mariposa County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

Mendocino County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

Merced County
Entire County:
$450

Modoc County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

Mono County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

Monterey County
Entire County:
$450

Napa County
Entire County:
$450

Neveda County
Entire County:
$450

Orange County
Entire County:
$450

Placer County
Much of county is:
$450

Only thses zips are change of ownership only. No cost Limit
95728, 96140-96143, 96145, 96146, 96148

Plumas County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

    Riverside County
Much of county uses sliding scale: $50-$300

Only these zips have $450
92201, 92202, 92203, 92210, 92211, 92220, 92223, 92230, 92234, 92235,
 92236,92240, 92241, 92253, 92254, 92255, 92258, 92260, 92261, 92262,
 92263,92264, 92270, 92274, 92276, 92282, 92292, 92302, 92306, 92330,
92343, 92344, 92348, 92349, 92353, 92361, 92362, 92367, 92370, 92380,
 92381, 92383,92390, 92395, 92396, 92530-92532, 92356, 92539, 92543,
 92544, 92545, 92546, 92548, 92549, 92561-95264, 92567, 92570-92572,
 92581, 92582, 92583,92584-92587, 92589-92593, 92595, 92596, 92599

Only these zips are change of ownership only:
No cost limit.
92225, 9226, 92239, 92272

Sacramento County
Entire County:
$450

San Benito County
Entire County:
$450

San Bernardino County
Much of this county is: $450

Only these zips have sliding scale: $50-$300
91701, 91708-91710, 91729, 91730, 91737, 91739, 91743, 91458, 91759,
 91761-91764, 91784-91786, 91798, 92313, 92316, 92318, 92324,
 92334-92337,92346, 92354, 92359, 92369, 92373-92377,
 92388-92418, 92420, 92423, 92424, 92427

Onlt these zips are change of ownership only: No cost limit
92242, 92267, 92280, 92323, 92332, 92340, 92351, 92363, 92364, 92366, 92393

San Diego County
Much of county uses sliding scale:
$50-$300

Only these ZIPS have:
$450
91917, 91935, 92039, 92053, 92061, 92065, 92082, 92090, 92100, 92125,
92141, 92144, 92146, 92148, 92151, 92156-92158, 92161, 92179, 92180,
 92181,92183, 92184, 92185, 92187-92189, 92199

Only these ZIPS are change of ownership only:
No cost limit
91905, 91906, 91916, 91931, 91934, 91948, 91962, 91963, 91980, 91987,
 91990-91995, 92004, 92036, 92059, 92060, 92066, 92070, 92086, 92096

San Francisco County
Entire County:
$450

    San Joaquin County
Entire County:
$450

San Luis Obispo County
Entire County:
$450

San Mateo County
Entire County:
$450

Santa Barbara County
Entire County:
$450

Santa Clara County
Entire County:
$450

Santa Cruz County
Entire County:
$450

Shasta County
Entire County:
$450

Sierra County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

Siskiyou County
Change of ownership only:
No cost limit

    Solano County
Entire County:
$450

Sonoma County
Much of county is:
$450

Only these zips are change of ownership only
94922, 94923, 95412, 95413, 95419, 95421, 95425, 95430, 95436, 95441,
95445, 95446, 95448, 95450, 95462, 95465, 95471, 95473, 95480, 95486, 95497

    Stanislaus County
Entire County:
$450

Sutter County
Entire County:
$450

Tehama County
Entire County:
$450

Trinity County
Entire County:
$450

Tulare County
Entire County:
$450

Tuolumne County
Change of ownership only
No cost limit

    Ventura County
Much of the county is:
$450

Only these zips have sliding scale:
$50-$300
90265, 91301, 91319, 91320, 91358-91363, 93001-93007, 93009-93012,
 93022, 93030-93035, 93041-93044, 93060, 93061, 93066

    Yolo County
Entire County:
$450

Yuba County
Entire County:
$450





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