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How To Re-Order Lost Smog and Registration Renewal Form

I paid for registration in November 2016 but failed to see that a smog test was needed. The DMV returned the registration with a smog test form. I lost the smog test form. I also need a copy of the registration form. I tried to access the forms online and got rejected several times. The system reported "information error". Not sure why. Triple checked and still would not go through.

Our assumption is that the DMV received your renewal paperwork, since they mailed you a notice that your vehicle requires a smog check. More than likely the DMV collected payment for your vehicle's registration renewal and set an RDF (Report of Deposit of Fees). This means your registration payment obligation has been fulfilled. All that is required now is that your vehicle undergo and pass a smog inspection. You will not be able to access the online payment system since renewal fees have already been paid. Once you obtain a smog test and the smog station electronically submits your smog certificate to the DMV, the DMV will mail out a new registration sticker and card. If you let the process take it's course, it'll take around 2 weeks for the DMV to realize your vehicle was smog checked and then complete the vehicle's registration renewal. If you want to expedite the process, you may get the smog test and physically take the smog certificate to a DMV branch office in order to get your new registration card and sticker on the spot. If you want to handle the process online, NeedTags will allow you to order a duplicate registration card and sticker. Ordering a duplicate registration card and sticker is really the only way at this point to get your new registration faster without visiting the DMV or a registration service office near you.


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