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Hi! LegalGems here. I'll do my best to assist you.I can only provide general information, so a follow up consult with a private lawyer is recommended. VC 9562 (b) states as follows: "Other provisions of this code notwithstanding, the director may, at his or her discretion, investigate into the circumstances of any application for registration to ascertain if penalties had accrued through no fault or intent of the owner. If the director determines that the circumstances justify it, he or she may waive any penalties upon payment of the fees for registration then due". I have searched through all the forms and cannot find an actual waiver. However, this should work: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg102.pdf (non op form) - you can state dates of non-op; http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg256.pdf - please see the last section "statement of facts", where you can explain the waiver request, along with a statement that the car was not driven during the relevant time period. Here is the statute giving the director authority to utilize 9562(b) for a waiver of fees: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d03/vc8058.htm Please see pages 3-14 through 3-16 for a detailed explanation: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d03/vc8058.htm
I hope this helps. As you can see, it is within the director's discretion, so there is no sure fire way to guarantee this will work. I know this is not the exact answer you were hoping for, but I did the research and felt that you should be given the information I found.
Thank you very much for your prompt answer to my question. I tried to put my comments in last night, for some reason it would not take the key strokes.