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Old 02-16-2010, 08:42 AM   #1
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Default How long do i have to smog my car after the registration due date?? (IN CALIFORNIA)

anyone in CALIFORNIA know how long i have to smog my car after the registration due date?? without paying any additional fees?? reason is cus the turbo will have to come off of course to pass so i been laggin since its been stupid weather to work outside on my car
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Technically? Forever.

As long as you timely pay your fees, you're "in limbo" (DMV lingo). Your car is registered and you accrue no penalties. However, you won't get the sticker until the smog process is completed. Thus, you can take the entire year if you want... You'll be in limbo until the smog is done.
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Technically? Forever.

As long as you timely pay your fees, you're "in limbo" (DMV lingo). Your car is registered and you accrue no penalties. However, you won't get the sticker until the smog process is completed. Thus, you can take the entire year if you want... You'll be in limbo until the smog is done.
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So does that mean I can not have it smogged, but if I get pulled over and checked by police it'll say that I'm registered?
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you wont be registered. you are just avoiding late fees until they receive the electronic smog certificate.
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So does that mean I can not have it smogged, but if I get pulled over and checked by police it'll say that I'm registered?

If you're in limbo, you shouldn't be driving. You're not registered and have no sticker, which will basically make you a cop magnet. Instead, you fall under a category called "fees on deposit". Once the smog is done, that deposit is shifted to make your registration current.

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Ah okay. Just curious.
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thanks confusedJDMvwGTI!! good info...knowing i wont get pentalized relieves a slight of stress hhaha
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you wont pay penalty fees if you pay for your registration but u wont be able to drive the car until u get ur tags. if you drive around like that, you will get pulled over and u will get a ticket guaranteed.
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Technically? Forever.

As long as you timely pay your fees, you're "in limbo" (DMV lingo). Your car is registered and you accrue no penalties. However, you won't get the sticker until the smog process is completed. Thus, you can take the entire year if you want... You'll be in limbo until the smog is done.

........ and they will not give you stickers until you show proof of insurance.

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There is no late fees for not registering your vehicle, but you can't drive it, the cops will pull you over if you don't have the correct stickers. You can't register a vehicle in Cali if you have outstanding parking tickets, no smog certification, and no insurance.
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I paid my registratrion fees, but my car wont pass smog, i have a permit until July though.
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