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Look Out for CA Vehicle Registration Notification Change

As of July 1, 2011, the California DMV is no longer required to mail out advance notices for upcoming vehicle registration. See the Website for details.

They are balancing that change with an additional grace period of 30 days before penalties would be applied.

They are also adding $12 to the registration fee. It appears that the state is trying to cut back on the costs of mailing out the notices and increasing revenue with the increased fee as well as expecting that many of us will forget to pay our registration on time, thus adding more fees through penalties.

Key here is to remind yourselves with post-it notes or iPhone alarms, so we will not pay extra for our vehicle registration.

Check the tag on your plates. It will tell you what month you must renew.