The California DMV website provides all of the information you need to title and register your vehicle.


                                         NEW Legacy license plates for Classic Cars - Order your "Vintage" license plates

                                                     Use the DMV Fee Calculator tool to obtain an estimate of original or renewal fees

                                             Do you need a great registration service to help you get your car registered in California?  

                                            Tell them you were referred by Linda's website.  Located in Huntington Beach, CA, but they can help you no matter where you are located. Dealers, individuals, auctions, title reconstructions, classic cars, title problems are their specialty.  They can assist you no matter where you are located!

The Complete Automotive Resource Guide - Lots of automotive info on this site! 

Generic VIN Decoder - (also includes a link to a page showing possible VIN locations)

John's Old Cars and Trucks - Great collection of old car and truck photos

The Classic Car Database - Free Access to specifications for American cars 1910 - 1975

Decode your VIN - Vehicle History Reports

NMVTISVehicle history

FAQs, Forms and Other Useful Info

Application for Title or Registration of Vehicle

What is needed to register an out of state vehicle in California (checklist)?

Year of Manufacture (YOM) License Plate Application

Vehicles with Unavailable Records

How to Reregister a Salvage (Total Loss) Vehicle

Bill of Sale Form (Reg 135)

Buying and registering an Out of State vehicle in California

Non-Resident Military Exemption form

Vehicle Registration and Title Information

When did you last smog your car? 
Here's where you can find out.

California Smog Information

Off Highway Vehicles

California Vessel Information

For Fun:

Lake Tahoe Airstream Club

(We can't guarantee anything, links are provided for info only.  If one is broken, please let us know.)


Call Geoff at 949-329-8467 or to go for VIN Verification in Southern California

We are mobile and come to you.  Call or email us for a quote and appointment.


Phone: 714-393-9924 (Chuck)

or 714-393-9858 (Linda)


(Don't let the 714 area code fool you!)

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​Orange County

Los Angeles County

LA county


Costa Mesa


Huntington Beach

Garden Grove

Santa Ana

For vehicle verifications in other parts of California, contact our partners in the following areas:

Sacramento area - 

ph: 916-765-7090 /  email:

For Vehicle Verifications in the 9 San Francisco Bay Area counties, Greater Sacramento and Yolo Counties, please call ASAP Vehicle Verifiers at 510-799-4194 or visit

(We can often also provide service in the Greater Sacramento and Yolo Counties, but offer these links as a courtesy to our partners.)

Please let them know you were referred by Chuck and Linda at 

Please note:   We are not a DMV registration service, but can recommend one if needed.  

Vehicle (VIN) Verifier
California DMV Licensed


or 714.393.9858

Serving the area around Lake Tahoe, CA

We will travel elsewhere too, ask us!