Auto Registration

Each year in California you are required to renew your vehicle registration. You will receive a notice in the mail stating the due date and amount needed to issue a new TAG.

We all know the pain and horror stories of waiting at the DMV, which is why we are here to make the process a lot easier.
Umi makes the process as simple as possible.

We will have you in and out within 5 minutes of coming through the doors. All we need is an old registration card, renewal notice or a plate/VIN. Most importantly you will leave the office with the new registration card and Tags in hand.

Renewal Registration

Have the last five digits of the vehicle serial number (VIN) or hull number (HIN) of the boat/ship available.

Have your certification against environmental pollution (smog) in the DMV file, if needed.

Have a renewal notice showing your current address OR have confirmed by the redirection system that your address has been updated


Registration renewal Notice


Vehicle License Payment (VLF) is the only portion of the annual license plate payment for your vehicle that can be deducted on your tax return. This payment can be found in your:

Vehicle license renewal notice

Tuition card


Your annual vehicle license plate payment consists of several fees that apply to your vehicle. Your renewal notice and license plate card show them in detail.


We can renew your vehicle registration in San Diego and surrounding areas. Simply call us & we guarantee the quickest service in San Diego.

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Below is a list of the different charges that may be included in your annual vehicle license plate payment:

Tuition payment

Vehicle license payment (VLF) (this payment can be deducted on the tax return).

Pay by weight

Payment for special plate

County/district payments

Owner's liability payment


If you no longer have your renewal notice to find the amount you paid for the vehicle license, try using the online payment calculator called online fee calculator.

Buying A Car from Out of State.

If you are a California resident and acquire a new car, truck, or motorcycle from another state, it must be certified to meet California smog laws to be registered in California. This includes certain diesel-powered vehicles. DMV cannot accept an application to register a vehicle in California that does not qualify for registration.

Car Registration:

What do I need to register my out of state car in California?

To register, head to the DMV and submit:

A Completed Application for Title or Registration (Form REG 343).

The Vehicle's Out-of-State Title.

The Vehicle's Out-of-State Registration.

Proof of Insurance.

A Valid Smog Certificate.


Commercial Vehicle Registration

Why is my truck considered a commercial vehicle?

Vehicles that are designed to carry more than 15 passengers are considered a commercial vehicle. A vehicle may be considered a commercial vehicle if it: Belongs to a company or corporation. Is used for business, but is in an individual's name, such as a sole proprietor

To register you will need:

A Completed Application for Title or Registration (Form REG 343).

The Vehicle's Out-of-State Title.

The Vehicle's Out-of-State Registration.

Proof of Insurance.

A Valid Smog Certificate.


Replace Lost Registration Card


What do I do if I lost my registration?

Fortunately, it is easy , you can contact UMI Smog  and request a lost car registration renewal form to replace lost car registration papers, license plates, or vehicle stickers.


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