Matching You with a Pre-Screened Smog Check Center You will Love
Free Online Smog Check Diagnosis
$500 Free Consumer Repair Assistance
Failed Emissions Test
How to Pass the Test
Who Else Wants To Pass the Smog Check
Which Type Should I Choose?
    Forum > General Smog Check > Question

Join the community and post your questions. Ask-A-Tech right now!

General Smog Check

GMC Yukon Temporarily Relocating to Texas for Work

I am taking my 1994 GMC Yukon to Texas for work. I am a contractor. My registration is due in September of this year but I wil be in Texas. Is there any way I can do my registration and smog test early like this month?


You won't be able to renew your GMC Yukon's registration until the DMV mails out the renewal form. Typically this occurs 2-3 months before the vehicle's registration expiration date. You can obtain a smog check anytime but since the smog certificate is only valid for 90 days, this to will not suffice for your purposes.

The best thing to do here is to use the DMV's Statement of Facts form. When your Yukon's registration renewal form arrives to the address on file in California, fill out and sign DMV's "Statement of Facts" form (Section G), OR complete Reg 5103, explaining your vehicle is in Texas (or out-of-state) and the registration tags will be mailed to the registration address on file with the DMV, without needing a smog check.

You'll need a physical address in California, so hopefully you are not giving up your current address. If you are leaving California (moving out of your current address) you'll need to either obtain a California P.O. Box (which you'll need to update with the DMV) or give up your vehicle's California registration and register your GMC Yukon in Texas, and in accordance with Texas emission requirements.

Mail the form to:

Department of Motor Vehicles

P.O. Box 942869

Sacramento, CA 94269-0001

You may download the Statement of Facts Form (Reg 256) here, and Temporary Smog Exemption Form (Reg 5103) here.

For more information visit... How to register my car in California without a smog check when it is temporarily located out of state.

posted by SmogTips Support

Related questions and answers you might find useful:

Why is my 2001 Ford Mustang OBD sensor status for the Evap, Catalyst, O2 Heater, and O2 Sensor still UnReady after multiple drive cycles? by Ricky

by Sales

by Sales

How Do I Get a Smog Check Waiver? by Margaret

Do I Need a Smog Check This Year? by Joy