Originally Posted by CanadaBiker
So just for interest, in CA you have to pay for the years the bike didn't have 'up to date' plate stickers or whatnot? That's insane. What if you want to put a vehicle away into storage?
Yes, California is insane. Each year when you pay vehicle registration, you have two choices: full registration or non-operational status. Non-op, as we call it, is for vehicles undergoing restorations or in storage. Non-op costs a fraction of full registration but it keeps the vehicle 'in the system'. Vehicles that are sold where no registration fees have been paid are subject to back fees.