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kgrobman

Nov 20, 2015, 9:40 PM

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Can we give our car away?

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We purchased a condo in Puerto Vallarta in 2003. We drove our 2003 Toyota Sequoia and have left in in Mexico all this time. For years we had an FM3 but recently we stay a moth a year. The car has about 80,000 miles on it. We are now selling our condo want to give it to our housekeeper because we do not want to drive it back. It has non registered Calif. plates and the original sticker that was put on it when we crossed the border. It is of course insured. Can we give it to our housekeeper as a gift, (with the pink slip) without any repercussions to her or us?


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AlanMexicali


Nov 20, 2015, 10:00 PM

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We purchased a condo in Puerto Vallarta in 2003. We drove our 2003 Toyota Sequoia and have left in in Mexico all this time. For years we had an FM3 but recently we stay a moth a year. The car has about 80,000 miles on it. We are now selling our condo want to give it to our housekeeper because we do not want to drive it back. It has non registered Calif. plates and the original sticker that was put on it when we crossed the border. It is of course insured. Can we give it to our housekeeper as a gift, (with the pink slip) without any repercussions to her or us?



Unfortunately you cannot sell a TIP stickered California plated vehicle in Mexico. You also will be charged for all the years you had California plates if you return it to California. The plates should have been turned in or a Non Operative fee paid each year to keep the plates, about $9.00 USD per year. With no valid Ca. registration and the years of fees, late fees and a new smog certificate in California you will be paying thousands of dollars to re-register it. If you sell it or give it away in Mexico you will still have it registered in your name and possibly be responsable for any damages caused by someone driving the vehicle. In Mexico it would be there illegally.


(This post was edited by AlanMexicali on Nov 20, 2015, 10:01 PM)


AlanMexicali


Nov 21, 2015, 5:02 AM

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"How Vehicle Registration Annual Renewal Penalties are Calculated
Percentage of Vehicle License Fee + Registration Late Fee + CHP Late Fee = Total Due


If payment is late:

The penalty will be the sum of:

Registration
Late Fee

CHP
Late Fee

1-10 days* 10% of the vehicle license fee due for that year
10% of the weight fee due for that year, if any
(For fees due between 7/1-12/31/11, this will not apply) $10.00 $10.00
11-30 days* 20% of the vehicle license fee due for that year
20% of the weight fee due for that year, if any
(For fees due between 7/1-12/31/11, this will not apply) $15.00 $15.00
31 days-1 year* 60% of the vehicle license fee due for that year
60% of the weight fee due for that year, if any $30.00 $30.00
More than 1 year-2 years 80% of the vehicle license fee due for that year
80% of the weight fee due for that year, if any $50.00 $50.00
More than 2 years 160% of the vehicle license fee due for that year
160% of the weight fee due for that year, if any $100.00 $100.00
* A Planned Non-Operation may be filed up to 90 days after the
registration expiration date if the vehicle was not operated in any manner,
but appropriate late penalties are due as shown above.

** For more information on Vehicle Registration and Vessel Fees: Registration fee penalty for renewal applications.

Fees due prior to January 1, 2003, are assessed penalties using the following information:
80% for more than 1 year to 2 years
160% for more than 2 years"


https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/vr_info/!ut/p/a1/hZBBa4NAEIX_ipfkImZXTcwakCJNatpEemibqJewyqhL7a7dXUPJr69KoS2kdGAOb2Z432NQhhKUcXpmFdVMcNoMOvNOu_v1xt5GeBct9iEOd9vt42FzcCLfRQ__HSQodWR8G1coa6muLcZLgZKzHPo0iiPKRhP8R4V4oFSNyMdAachzl_R2EkqQIGed7Me11q1aTfAEFwpmlRBVA7NOjfKm-AhaKjUHabVdbnlkieeOO_d92_XshbNaesT3HYJtMmUQvDzfWWT6HhS0YaWQnFFzHR_MM9SsaMBsqAZTQsWUluObzBJATRUNnoDKor4WsRZKo-RXsmtnajToo9K3fv_NN3q-8cU3Br7xk28MfNS-ZqnFL3s4EvUJPYDzmw!!/dl5/d5/L0lDU1EvUU5RSy80SlNFL2Vu/


It states the late fees are not calculated per year as I thought
but calculated in the above way. So being that late
will not cost that much it appears to re-register the vehicle in California.


(This post was edited by AlanMexicali on Nov 21, 2015, 5:08 AM)


playaboy

Nov 21, 2015, 5:09 AM

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Sorry to say it but Alan's post is 100% correct, especially the back registration fee's and penalties CA will want. I might be able to help you out, sent you a PM


3palms

Dec 2, 2015, 1:17 AM

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 sent you a pm


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