If the year sticker for your currently registered vehicle has been lost, stolen, mutilated, or is illegible, you must request a replacement sticker and pay a substitute fee. Complete an Application for Replacement Plates, Stickers, Documents (REG 156) and submit it with the required fee to your local DMV; make an Appointment(s) for faster service; or you may mail the application to:
Department of Motor Vehicles PO Box 942869 Sacramento, CANNN-NN-NNNN/p>
You may obtain a replacement month sticker at no cost from your local DMV; make an Appointment(s) for faster service.
my question is more what happens if they catch the car without a sticker?
even if it is registered
A person who fails to attach the proper stickers to their car can still get a ticket; however, the ticket can be challenged later in court and the person can ask the judge to drop the ticket after providing proof.
Oh, so the police generally will not look up the car's registration in the DMV database before issuing the ticket?
Police can call the DMV to look up records; however, they do not have to prior to issuing a ticket
Ah, okay I would think they had a internet connection to the DMV database.
Okay, well thanks for the answer!
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