Who is responsible for past due vehicle registration fees?
You can sell the vehicle to a new buyer with lien sale paperwork. The new buyer is responsible for paying back registration.
If you retain and register the vehicle for personal use, you are responsible for paying back registration.
These fee calculators can help you:
Determine registration fees for a new vehicle that will be purchased in California from a licensed California dealer.
Determine registration fees for a nonresident vehicle (vehicles last registered outside the state of California).
Determine registration fees for a used vehicle that will be purchased in California.
Determine vehicle license fee (VLF) paid for tax purposes.
Determine registration renewal fees due.
If you are not the registered owner, the lien sale process is the only option for transferring title of the vehicle to a new owner.
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