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§6262. (a) In addition to any other fees and taxes required to be paid by the Vehicle Code and this code at the time of the registration of a motor vehicle, as defined in Section 415 of the Vehicle Code, a person making application to register a 1975 or subsequent model year gasoline-powered motor vehicle or a 1980 or subsequent model year diesel-powered motor vehicle which is subject to the requirements of Section 4000.2 of the Vehicle Code shall pay to the Department of Motor Vehicles a motor vehicle smog impact fee of three hundred dollars ($300) for any such motor vehicle which, prior to the date of application, was last registered outside this state, unless the motor vehicle has been certified pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 43100) of Part 5 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code.
This subdivision does not authorize the registration of motor vehicles which are prohibited from being brought into this state pursuant to Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 43150) of Chapter 2 of Part 5 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code.


(d) This section does not apply to a commercial vehicle, as defined in Section 260 of the Vehicle Code, with an unladen weight in excess of 6,000 pounds.

(e) This section does not apply to any vehicle owned by a person who, pursuant to military orders or within three years following the date of discharge from or release from active duty in the armed forces of the United States, enters California for the purpose of establishing or reestablishing residence or accepting gainful employment, if the vehicle was acquired by the owner in a foreign jurisdiction where those military orders required the owner's presence.


At Section B of the DMV Form called an
there is a section for
This loophole is only for our brave Soldiers and Sailors.
This one can be done by mail.
Please do not abuse this loophole...

That's an order CORPORAL!!!

10.  Are you a resident of California?                     [ ]Yes  [ ]No
     If "yes," date you became a resident___________
11.  Are you employed or in business in California?        [ ]Yes  [ ]No
     If "yes," date you became employed
                 or entered into business___________
12.  Are you on active duty as a member of the
                            U.S. Armed Forces?             [ ]Yes  [ ]No
13.  When this vehicle was last licensed, were you on
     active duty as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces?     [ ]Yes  [ ]No
     If "yes," in what state or country
                       were you stationed___________

Be sure to include a Statement of Facts stating that
the vehicle is exempt from Smog Impact Fees
per Revenue and Taxation Code §6262
If the Clerk refuses to waive the $300 smog fee
demand a supervisor.
If the supervisor refuses demand that she call Sacramento.

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