Tuesday, 30 May 2017


Whether the vehicle your purchased is coming straight to you from the dealership or it is a used car you negotiated on with the private seller, you need to register it. Availing auto registration services for custom built and antique vehicles too is a legal pre-requisite. Before it can be taken on roads to, you have to take it to the local DMV office to get it registered as per the department guidelines of the state. It is far better to register the project car while in the process of building. 

It is typical of any government office to have never ending queues and long waiting hours accompanied with a lot of confusions and mess spread all over the office. You can deal with the excitement of visiting the office of department of motor vehicles by following the experts’ guidance on how to register custom built vehicle. Know the rule is the key step. Visit the website of the state DMV as the registration rules vary from state to state. For example in California it is relatively difficult than other states like New Mexico to register any car be it new or vintage. 

Learn the definitions of the designation of the cars like-is it in particular custom-built or classic or antique. In California they define a vehicle is considered to be antique vehicle if the manufacturing is at least 39 years old. For custom built vehicle, a motor vehicle has to be assembled or completely reconstructed with the use of new or used parts. 

An appointment at the office before you reach up to avail the DMV services expedites the procedure. Enquire about the documents to be taken to register the vintage vehicle will save your time and frustration. Go for the only legal method to register your vehicle and not get fooled by the false promises of the guy standing at a corner and signaling you fast services. The registration fee will depend on the type and age of the vehicle and the residence address of the owner. 

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Handling Address Changes With California DMV Services

Act of updating your state DMV for address change shows the sense of responsibility you carry. But only the intent of exhibiting the behavior expected from a responsible car owner in California will not suffice. You will be supposed to gather the complete information and details pertaining to DMV services for address changes. The process that your local DMV follows can vary on the ground level from other DMVs. 

This is a must to have an updated license, vehicle registration and car title. You also notify your insurance provider. If you also reside in California, you must have been at least once to DMV office for taking up auto registration services or related affairs. If you are planning to change your address or you have already moved to new house, remember that you have only 10 days after moving to new residence to notify California DMV for the change in address. 


First locate the nearest DMV office to your place. Carry the current documents such as the license you are holding, vehicle registration number along with proper identification to prove your citizenship. Fill the application form for change in address. The change of address is free in itself, but if you want a duplicate license to be issued with updated address then it will cost you $28. 


Fill the change of address form completely and carefully before sending it to the following address- 
DMV CHANGE OF ADDRESS, PO Box Number 942859, Sacramento, CA 94259-0001. As mentioned above as well, the change in address is free of cost. By the time you receive the same, you can write the new address, sign and date it and keep it along with the license but untapped and unstapled 


You can accomplish the task over internet as well. Various online options are available free of cost for updating the address changes. You will be required to show the latest driver license or ID card, vehicle registration number and details of old and new address. This will take 3 business days to update the DMV record.