Great question! Yes, your vehicle's smog history is proof of a valid smog certificate. In fact, your vehicle's smog check results are electronically sent to the DMV from smog check station which inspected the vehicle. In actuality, the DMV clerk should be able to check their computer system and verify your vehicle having passed the smog inspection without you providing any smog inspection related paperwork; but just to play it safe, do take with you a copy of the smog check history when you visit the DMV to complete the transfer.
And... in case you want to avoid an in-person DMV visit, consider transferring your vehicle's title online through NeedTags.com.
Visit the website below to look up your vehicle's smog check history. The system will give you the smog check history of any vehicle when you enter the vehicle's license plate number or VIN number.
The smog check data will include:
- Make and year of vehicle
- Date and time of inspection
- Pass or Fail results
- Smog certificate number (if vehicle passed)
Vehicle Smog Check History Search