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I want to sell my PNO Ford pickup truck

I registered my 1986 Ford pickup truck as a PNO (planned non-operational). How do I furnish a smog check certificate when i can't drive the car. If a smog test even required for a Planned Non-Operational vehicle.


We've contacted the DMV on this matter in the past. They have instructed us that vehicles which have been registered as Planned Non-Operation (PNO) do not require a smog check when they are being sold. The reason being that the vehicle does not pose a smog check problem or air quality concern since it is not being driven on public roadways.

The car will need a smog check when you or the new owner decide to remove the PNO status.

posted by SmogTips Support 10-08-2012 11:12 AM

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