Correctable Violations for California Residents

If you were issued a citation for one of the following California Vehicle Code (CVC) violations, you must provide valid proof of correction with your citation or notice:
  • 4000A CVC: Unregistered or expired registration
  • 5200 CVC - 5202 CVC: Missing or improperly displayed license plates
  • 5204 CVC: Missing, expired, or improperly displayed registration tabs

Vehicle inspection for valid proof of correction may be obtained at any police department, DMV, or California Highway Patrol office.

Your violation will be reduced when you mail in your valid proof of correction and citation or notice within 21 calendar days of the issue date of your citation or 14 calendar days of the mailing date of your notice. Check your citation or notice for the amount to be included with your proof of correction.