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Important Notice For All Automotive Repair Dealers

Effective Jan. 1, 1999

Assembly Bill 2802, Chapter 970, Statutes of 1998

The following changes apply to all holders of Automotive Repair Dealer Registrations.

AN INITIAL REGISTRATION APPLICATION
IS REQUIRED IF REGISTRATION IS NOT RENEWED WITHIN THREE YEARS

A registration that is not renewed within three years following its expiration shall not be renewed, restored, or reinstated thereafter, and the delinquent registration shall be canceled. An Automotive Repair Dealer whose registration has been canceled under this provision shall obtain a new registration only if he or she again meets the requirements set forth in this chapter relating to registration, is not subject to denial under Section 480, and pays the applicable fees (Business and Professions Code, Section 9884.5).

HOLDERS OF EXPIRED REGISTRATIONS
MUST PAY ALL ACCRUED RENEWAL AND DELINQUENT FEES

An expired registration may be renewed at any time within three years after its expiration upon filing of an application for renewal on a form prescribed by the Bureau and payment of all accrued renewal and delinquency fees (Business and Professions Code, Section 9884.5).

OPERATING WITH AN EXPIRED REGISTRATION IS ILLEGAL AND MAY RESULT IN ADMINISTRATIVE DISCIPLINARY ACTION BY THE DCA, AND IN LEGAL ACTION, INCLUDING POSSIBLE CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.