CA Veh Code Section 4002

When moved or operated under a permit issued by the department, registration is not required of:


A vehicle not previously registered while being moved or operated from a dealer’s, distributor’s, or manufacturer’s place of business to a place where essential parts of the vehicle are to be altered or supplied.


A vehicle while being moved from a place of storage to another place of storage.


A vehicle while being moved to or from a garage or repair shop for the purpose of repairs or alteration.


A vehicle while being moved or operated for the purpose of dismantling or wrecking the same and permanently removing it from the highways.


A vehicle, while being moved from one place to another for the purpose of inspection by the department, assignment of a vehicle identification number, inspection of pollution control devices, or weighing the vehicle.


A vehicle, the construction of which has not been completed, until such time as the construction thereof is completed and final weights and costs can be determined for registration purposes.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 4002’s source at ca​.gov