How many years till out of DMV system

Discussion in 'General' started by dabinche, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. dabinche

    dabinche Registered User

    San Jose
    I just got a bike that has an expired registration 6/06. So is it 5 or 7 years that it clears out of the system? and I don't have to pay any penalty fees?
  2. sliverstorm

    sliverstorm Well-Known Member

    In my understanding, 7. Pretty typical government number- statute of limitations, DMV records, stuff drops off driving record, etc.

    Also I have learned just because the tags say '06 doesn't mean it was never renewed. You'd have to actually check w/ the DMV for that.

    If you re-register a bike w/ removed registration, you have to pay a few fees and get your bike inspected.
  3. 3stripes

    3stripes Still learning, still leaning

    San Jose
    I heard 7 as well but I would double check with DMV. I remember running into a similar situation and still had to pay back registration...though , luckily for myself. I did not have to pay the full back registration if memory serves me correctly.
  4. EastBayRider

    EastBayRider Registered User

    If you visit the CA DMV site you can punch in the vin and license plate # and they will show you exactly the fee's OWED... if its a few years out you can count on any where from $600 on up.

    You should ALWAYS ask for the VIN # before going to see the bike and run the numbers....
  5. knobbylips

    knobbylips Well-Known Member

    Redwood City
    it was 7 years some time back, but be careful what you do @ dmv. i think it was 7 years without any activity.
  6. Motech

    Motech Mr. Logorrhoea

    Santa Cruz
    If you are an AAA member, be sure and use their DMV services. They are much nicer about dropping fees and penalties.

    So what kind of bike you get? :bounce
  7. valvesr4wimps

    valvesr4wimps Well-Known Member

    AAA is fantastic compared to DMV when you can use them. Unfortunately, the do not deal with off road bikes (or at least thats the story I was told when I tried).