New Law Affecting CA Dealers
California Dealers: California Assembly Bill 1215 imposes new rules for electronic title registration and vehicle history disclosure affecting car dealers starting July 1, 2012.
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What is California AB 1215?
Signed into law on September 26, 2011, California Assembly Bill 1215 requires all licensed dealers to obtain and disclose vehicle history reports from the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) as of July 1, 2012. The bill:
  • Requires a “salvage” warning affixed on vehicles with a junk, salvage, or title-brand in the NMVTIS vehicle history report.
  • Requires new car dealers to use electronic title registration in the state DMV’s Business Partner Automation (BPA) program.
  • Increases the document processing fee charged ($80 for BPA, $65 for non-BPA).
  • Reduces the time allowed for consumers to operate a motor vehicle without a license plate from 6 months to 90 days.
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What do I need to do as a California dealer?
As a California dealer you need to do the following:
  1. Obtain NMVTIS vehicle reports from an authorized provider, like
  2. Place a warning sticker on vehicles reported to be junk, salvage, or title-branded.
  3. Ensure customers can access a copy of the NMVTIS report upon request.
  4. Dealers of new cars: Participate in the DMV’s BPA Program by October 1, 2012.
  5. Update documentation processing fees up to $85 for BPA participants and $60 for non BPA participants.

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  • Easy online access to NMVTIS reports: save, print, or email!
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