CHP Revamps Registration Violators Program

CHP Reg logo registrationPress release from the California Highway Patrol (CHP):

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced a new CHP Registration Enforcement and Guidance (CHP REG) program to reduce out-of-state registration violators. The CHP REG program replaces the Californians Help Eliminate All The Evasive Registration Scofflaws (CHEATERS) program.

Since the program’s inception in 2004, the CHP has recovered approximately $26 million in registration fees. In 2018, the CHP surpassed $3.2 million in recovered fees from residents avoiding California registration.

“California loses millions of dollars in revenue every year from vehicles being unlawfully registered in other states or countries,” CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. “This program relies on the public’s input to support our investigators in returning funding to the state. Recovered registration fees are important to the California economy and are invested back into local communities.”

The CHP REG program focuses on residents who register their vehicles out-of-state while living or working in California and operate those vehicles on California’s roadways. The primary goal of the program is to obtain voluntary registration compliance through education, but, when necessary, enforcement action is taken.

California vehicle registration through the Department of Motor Vehicles is required within 20 days of establishing residency and for all vehicles primarily operated in the state.

The CHP encourages members of the public to report vehicles driven on a regular basis on California roadways with out-of-state registration to the CHP REG program Web site at https://www.chp.ca.gov/Notify-CHP/CHP-REG-(Out-of-State-Registration-Violators). When reporting a suspected violator, it is important to include: state of the plate, license plate number, date and time observed, where observed, make, model, vehicle color, and any additional identifying comments. In 2018, more than 24,000 tips were reported to the Web site, leading directly to cases investigated by CHP personnel and dedicated senior volunteers.

The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.

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Guest
Guest
2 years ago

The trouble starts with the State of California having such outrageously higher fees for registration than neighboring states that keeping an old registration is so tempting. The rule with government should be to make it easier for people to do what you want them to do and harder for them to do what you don’t want them to do. Not the reverse. Good ol’ California fee farming at it’s most oblivious.

Vin Ting
Vin Ting
2 years ago
Reply to  Guest

When was the last time any government agency reported that we have reduced bureaucratic waste and reduced expenditures to save the taxpayer? ha! More, more, gimme, gimme sayeth the gooberment. Has the evil of self-serving government (at most levels) ever been so apparent? (ok, I have smudge my computer for what I really wanted to say and typed first)

Daniel
1 year ago
Reply to  Guest

My Grandfather told me about the lobbying the politicians did for vehicle registration. They promised it was only a once per car thing and they would never charge more than a few dollars and they swore on their mother’s grave they would never ever require it to be renewed.

Bushytails
Bushytails
2 years ago

Damn those college students, trimmers, and poor people!

Still alive in SoHum
Still alive in SoHum
2 years ago

Will they pay the public to do their job ?

CaliH8R
CaliH8R
2 years ago

They dont have to. Apparently their are at least 24,000 RATS out there. who voluntarily do it.

Really?
Really?
2 years ago
Reply to  CaliH8R

Resentment over people getting away without paying the ridiculous fees you get stuck paying is a good motivator when your rat neighbor irritates you once too often.
California government is the death of a thousand cuts.

rollin
rollin
2 years ago

“In 2018, the CHP surpassed $3.2 million in recovered fees from residents avoiding California registration.”

What they don’t tell you is that it probably cost 6 million to “recover” those 3 million in fees. That’s your government. Let’s hand over the health care system to them. It’ll be great!

” In 2018, more than 24,000 tips were reported to the Web site”

Wow! 24,000 assholes, too stupid to complain about exorbitant fees and put the blame where it belongs, and instead, ratting out their fellow citizens. You suck. You are the same people that are too stupid to understand businesses fleeing from California and the US in general and you demand punishment for “the corporations”. You cheat on your taxes while vilifying tax cheats. You bray like the rest of the donkey’s, demanding fairness while accomplishing nothing other than everyone’s further enslavement by the state.

David Browning
David Browning
2 years ago
Reply to  rollin

👍

Roger Ramirez
2 years ago

As a Californian Native I have never avoided my due obligations with rules.
If you can not afford the Registration, then you are driving a vehicle beyond your average price.
Pay Up and Pay your due!

Bushytails
Bushytails
2 years ago
Reply to  Roger Ramirez

Even on an inexpensive vehicle, the registration cost can be high for anyone working a minimum-wage job. I’ll assume you don’t know this since you’re a california native, but when you register a vehicle from out-of-state there’s a lot of additional fees, and you’re required to pay for and pass a smog inspection, which may require expensive repairs or re-installation of original components.

tax payer
tax payer
2 years ago
Reply to  Bushytails

the registration on my old truck went up 36 dollars this past year

Martin
Martin
2 years ago
Reply to  Bushytails

Bushytails, Are you a California native? If you are not, why in the heck would you move to this rotten state? Won’t be long and only million dollar folks will be able to survive.

Bushytails
Bushytails
2 years ago
Reply to  Martin

I am, but I’ve purchased used vehicles with out-of-state plates.

sick of it
sick of it
2 years ago
Reply to  Roger Ramirez

I have a 20 yr old MC and these asshats charge me $200.00 yo register it. that’s ridiculous but hey its calafuckufornia.

Willie Caos-mayham
2 years ago

🕯🌳Damn California. ☃️🎅☃️

Government Cheese
Government Cheese
2 years ago

Divide and conquer

Mike
Mike
2 years ago

I literally know someone who is doing this right now on several of his vehicles. Just to let you know I will not be turning him in. He is actually making a pretty good case for me to do it as well. That and if you register your business out of Nevada you save allot of money in taxes

HotCoffee
HotCoffee
2 years ago

I keep asking but no one has answered….
What aspect of your life does Ca. NOT tax, fine, fee, or penalize?
Can you tell me just one??

Poor Farmer
Poor Farmer
2 years ago
Reply to  HotCoffee

Breathing, BUT who knows, that might change one day.

tax payer
tax payer
2 years ago
Reply to  Poor Farmer

i am pretty sure we have an air tax. you can call it a bullshit tax, as in bulls shitting and they tax us or something like smog. i have heard them considering a sunshine tax too

Ullr Rover
Ullr Rover
2 years ago
Reply to  Poor Farmer

Cap and trade. For some they are taxing breathing… the CO2 side of the breathe. Just wait until they figure out how to meter individuals breathing.

Guest
Guest
2 years ago
Reply to  HotCoffee

Food at the grocery store? I don’t think we’re least expensive but I think we’re in the bottom third. Can’t think of anything else. Even with prop 13, property taxes in California are higher than many places.

tax payer
tax payer
2 years ago
Reply to  Guest

food is taxed. try and get a bag for your groceries

Bilbo49
Bilbo49
2 years ago
Reply to  tax payer

No, food is NOT taxed in California.

tax payer
tax payer
2 years ago
Reply to  Bilbo49

then why do they only tax GROCERY bags

Ullr Rover
Ullr Rover
2 years ago
Reply to  Bilbo49

Some food is taxed. “Ready- to- eat” food is taxed… as in sandwiches and deli foods.

Bushytails
Bushytails
2 years ago
Reply to  HotCoffee

Pretty sure they don’t tax being a large corporation, judging from how much less large corporations pay than everyone else.

tax payer
tax payer
2 years ago
Reply to  Bushytails

umm yeah they still make them pay taxes but they have exemptions for places like apples college because it is a place for corporate invention.

CaliH8R
CaliH8R
2 years ago
Reply to  HotCoffee

If you’re homeless and live in San Francisco, taking a dump on the street is acceptable and fee-free.

Poor Farmer
Poor Farmer
2 years ago

From spring time till turkey day half of the cars/trucks shopping at the Dinsmore store are out of state plates. I think the rules state that if you stay in Calif from another state for more than 30 days, you must register in Calif.

tax payer
tax payer
2 years ago
Reply to  Poor Farmer

thats why they are called cops because you have to cop to it

Pike Mortar
Pike Mortar
2 years ago

I’m torn on this one.

Registration costs are insane in this state. I understand the temptation to drive on an expired plate or use a plate registered in another state.

But… I pay my reg on 4 vehicles (2 cars, 2 mcs) every year. I pay my insurance. I keep my machines in good repair. It’s unfair to me to expect that I will shoulder the high fees while you use the same roads and bridges as I do but pay nothing for them.

Would I snitch a person out? You know what, after a certain time, I probably would. 20 days seems unrealistic, but a year or so in? Yeah.

SmallFry
SmallFry
2 years ago
Reply to  Pike Mortar

Well then Pike.. you might want to start with say Giant Wal-Mart Trucks And such Since they pay like nothing, and have the most impact! It’s not the majority of little people that are just getting by having the biggest impact. And actually if they fill up fuel in California, they are paying the tax to improve roads through fuel tax. I did think about breaking Kyms rules and (Edit) your lousy commentary.. but decided to try and persway you not to hurt someone who is already probably struggling already! Don’t believe the Hype!

sick of it
sick of it
2 years ago
Reply to  SmallFry

Trucks pay a road tax fee and a weight fee to use CA roads along with fuel tax. Smalfry you should look up some facts. Me I would not rat someone out ever.

George Del Real
George Del Real
2 years ago
Reply to  sick of it

Its called an IFTA, Interstate Fuel Tax Agreement. Cali based truck pays fee to CA. CA splits it with the other states involved in the Agreement. So id say fuel taxes are paid.

tax payer
tax payer
2 years ago
Reply to  Pike Mortar

reg only goes to the dmv, not to pay for roads

they say this but i think it is bullshit

Local government: 43.6%

CHP: 26.3%

DMV: 12.6%

State Highways: 12.7%

Air Resources Board: 1.6%

General Fund: 1.6%

Environmental Agencies: 0.5%

Department of Justice: 0.3%

tax payer
tax payer
2 years ago
Reply to  tax payer

The registration fee ($60, includes $3 for Alternative Fuel/Technology Registration fee), California Highway Patrol (CHP) fee ($26), vehicle license fee (VLF), Transportation Improvement Fee (TIF), and county/district fees are due for most vehicles registered for on-highway use. Registration and CHP fees are used by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and CHP to offset costs. Commercial Vehicle Registration Act (CVRA) and/or weight fees may be due for commercial vehicles.

oldlogger
oldlogger
2 years ago

Commufornia telling citizens to help confiscate fellow neighbors earned living to the socialists. Stalin would be happy

Jeff
Jeff
2 years ago

Nlet me get this straight ,
They want me to report my neighbor for bad registration on there car NOT I’d rather shoot myself in the head .
I used to joke about shit like this back in the 1980s this is getting freaking rediculasNO we are not a police st .didnt russia used to do shit like this back in the old days get you’re kids to rat you out and wat not ….FREAKING UNBELIVEABLE .REGISTRATION TICKETS
all I kno is you dont call cops unless it is life or death .bad enough I gotta pay these asshole stupid amounts of money drive my car now they want me to spy on my neighbor for them to boot
I’d rather SHOOT MYSELF IN THE HEAD ,NOBODY LIKE ASNITCH OR MRS CRAVITS

Anon
Anon
2 years ago

It’s the transfer fee (plus registration and meeting smog specs) that’s crazy, and if you are late there’s penalty fees. Fuck those guys. I agree with guest; make it easier not a laborious 10point up-your-ass checklist.
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/checklists/outofstate

Ps when/if I die kym please don’t reveal to the world my user name. Thanks
RIP silver lining.

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

The CHP is funded by vehicle registration.

Roger Ramirez
2 years ago

There are vehicle haulers transporting vehicles with OUT-OF-STATE License plates to a independent Auto dealers…is CHP looking into that ?.. ..I see vehicle haulers with 8 to 10 .
I have reported well over 5000 since the program started in 2003-4…saw the report on ABC7 NEWS.

tax payer
tax payer
2 years ago
Reply to  Roger Ramirez

if you want to know then do some research. why do you think big rigs dont have to change their plates every time they cross a state line

CaliH8R
CaliH8R
2 years ago

I have a 20 year old truck. Its all I can (barely) afford, and I need it for my job. Its registered in this greedy state, and every year it costs me MORE to register it! And every year, the powers that be add one more “fee” to my reg. costs, as well as coming up with new ways to rip us off even more (like ex governor Brown’s reg. tax, which we didnt even have a say in) and the gas tax initiative, whose language was so confusing that most people didnt know what they were voting for. I pay almost as much to register my 20 year old truck today as I did when it was new, and the state wonders why people want to register them in other states! I know several people who have their vehicles registered OOS, and I wouldnt turn any of them in! I envy their $20-50 registration fees!

E. Nuff
2 years ago

$250 to the DMV to register my 22 year old truck in Ca, vs $36 in Oregon? Its tempting to get an Oregon p.o.box. figure I’m gonna move there soon anyway and make my SS go further😖

Diamond
2 years ago

It often costs more to register an out of state vehicle in California than the the vehicle is worth! The extra charges are VERY high!

Find another way California!