CA Vanity Plates - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-09-2017, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

Just purchased my first truck: 17 Canyon, SLT, 4x4 Diesel. Looking to get some CA special plates on it and was surprised to see the original plates sent from the DMV is a commercial plate.

Wondering if anyone living in California can confirm that pickups must be classified as a commercial vehicle? When ordering plates via DMV system, do I need to select "commercial" instead of "auto"?

I guess if it is commercial, am I allowed to park in those yellow commercial loading zones on the street? :)


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 08:40 AM
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Yep. Pretty sure all trucks are considered commercial in the SSRofKulifornia
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I think you can, but if you are seen towing or hauling anything its a ticket and a hefty fine. At least that's what my mom and dad tell me. How can you even afford to drive a truck? My mom just paid something like $800 to get tags on her F150... I pay $55 a year and have a special plate that is customized... I think Virginia has the most special plates out there.

The downside is this. I pay $700 a year in personal property tax on my truck. So it all comes out in the wash I guess. I feel for you though with that new Gas Tax Governor Moonbeam forced down on everyone.
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CA is not like other states where you can register a truck as a car to save money as long as you don't haul in it.

In CA trucks are trucks that's it.
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You can reregister as car if you add a cap. It's a pain as it needs new title, but worth it. I did my GMC Sierra crew cab in 2013

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Ok thanks guys. I had no plans to re-register. Just needed to know if I needed to apply as "commercial" for vanity plates. Thanks again!


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Hi all,

Just purchased my first truck: 17 Canyon, SLT, 4x4 Diesel. Looking to get some CA special plates on it and was surprised to see the original plates sent from the DMV is a commercial plate.

Wondering if anyone living in California can confirm that pickups must be classified as a commercial vehicle? When ordering plates via DMV system, do I need to select "commercial" instead of "auto"?

I guess if it is commercial, am I allowed to park in those yellow commercial loading zones on the street? :)


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I say pick auto and maybe you will get lucky and pay less? lol And yes, you can park wherever you want, you just have to put your tail gate down....thats what I do at Walmart, works like a charm....ahahahaha

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You can reregister as car if you add a cap. It's a pain as it needs new title, but worth it. I did my GMC Sierra crew cab in 2013

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That's only true if you meet the DMV's definition of a "permanent" installation. Whatever that is but I'd doubt standard shell clamps would count as permanent.
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First having spent an entire career in policing in California, up until I retired a cap on a pick up could allow the "house car" designation and non commercial plates could be assigned.
Second, who in their right mind after paying the exorbitant fees for registration in Calif would voluntarily give more money for a special plate?
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