Low Income Eligible
As of 2014, California's Median Family Income is at approximately $51,371 annually. In general, maximum income for Low Income households reflect 80 percent of the MFD or Median Family Income.
Income limits are adjusted for household size so that larger households are allowed to have higher household income than smaller households. The rate begins at 70% for a one person household, to 132% for a household of eight. Base rate is adjusted to four member household.
Applicants accepted into the repair assistance program through this method may need to pay a small $20.00 co-payment at the time of diagnosis and/or repairs. For more information download a copy of the CAP Application here.
Please Note: You must have already failed a smog inspection before applying to CAP. You will need to send the failed Vehicle Inspection Report form with your CAP application. The repair assistance provided can only be used for emission related repairs.
CAP assistance is not available to vehicles in the process of being sold or being registered in California for the first time. Vehicles which have tampered emission-control systems will not be accepted into the program.
Your vehicle will be considered tampered if it has any missing, modified, or disconnected emissions related components. If you are Test-Only and Income Eligible you will only have to pay a $20.00 co-payment at the time of diagnosis and/or repairs.
If you have performed any repairs on your vehicle to help it pass its smog inspection your co-payment amount may be waived.
Please send receipts for work performed along with your CAP application (repairs must have been made at a certified smog repair station). Please download a copy of the CAP application for more details. Allow 3 to 4 weeks for application processing.
Mail your completed application to:
Bureau of Automotive Repair
Consumer Assistance Program
10949 N. Mather Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670