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Toyota Camry 1999 Paid Registration Fees But Need Smog Check

Will I get penalized if I go past the month my vehicle registration was due if I already paid my dmv fees and just needed a smog check now? I'm in California.


Technically, yes, you can receive a citation for CVC 4000a(1) - Driving a vehicle with expired registration, even though you've paid DMV fees. We recommend visiting your local DMV branch office and obtaining a temporary registration card. It will allow you to drive for 30 days without having passed a smog test.

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