Sven Miller, Commander Office of Community Outreach & Media Relations 601 North 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Fran Clader Director of Communications(916) 843-3310
Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced a new CHP
Registration Enforcement and Guidance (CHP REG) program to reduce out-of-state
registration violators. The CHP REG program replaces the Californians Help
Eliminate All The Evasive Registration Scofflaws (CHEATERS) program.
program’s inception in 2004, the CHP has recovered approximately $26 million in
registration fees. In 2018, the CHP
surpassed $3.2 million in recovered fees from residents avoiding California
loses millions of dollars in revenue every year from vehicles being unlawfully
registered in other states or countries,” CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley
said. “This program relies on the public’s
input to support our investigators in returning funding to the state. Recovered registration fees are important to
the California economy and are invested back into local communities.”
REG program focuses on residents who register their vehicles out-of-state while
living or working in California and operate those vehicles on California’s
roadways. The primary goal of the
program is to obtain voluntary registration compliance through education, but,
when necessary, enforcement action is taken.
vehicle registration through the Department of Motor
Vehicles is required within 20 days of establishing residency and for all
vehicles primarily operated in the state.
encourages members of the public to report vehicles driven on a regular basis
on California roadways with out-of-state registration to the CHP REG program Web
site at https://www.chp.ca.gov/Notify-CHP/CHP-REG-(Out-of-State-Registration-Violators).
When reporting a suspected violator, it is important to include: state
of the plate, license plate number, date and time observed, where observed,
make, model, vehicle color, and any additional identifying comments. In 2018, more than 24,000 tips were reported
to the Web site, leading directly to cases investigated by CHP personnel and
dedicated senior volunteers.
mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and