Buying a Vehicle Out of State

This page last reviewed March 5, 2009

If you are a resident of California and you plan on buying a vehicle out of state and bringing it back into California, there are certain restrictions you should be aware of. This brochure will provide you with helpful information.

You should also be aware of the Smog Check Program, which is administered by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR).

For more information, please contact:

ARB's Helpline
please call (800) 242-4450