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Eligibility and Requirements

How do I know if I am eligible for Clean Cars 4 All?

To participate in Clean Cars 4 All, you must own a model year 15 years or older passenger vehicle. For example, if applying in 2020, the vehicle must be 2005 or older. The old vehicle must have been registered or operated in California for more than two (2) years. All participants must live in Sacramento County and have a qualifying household income, which is calculated based on 400 percent of the federal poverty level. See if you qualify by taking our Eligibility Quiz.

Which documents do I need to provide to complete my application?

Applicants must provide the following documents:

  1. Income verification: (You have two (2) options to verify your income)
    • IRS Tax Account Transcript. You can download the transcript online
    • If you did not file taxes, you must submit a Notarized Household Affidavit and IRS Letter of Non-filing Letter. The Household Income Affidavit will be available for download through your application portal. You can download the Letter of Non-filing at https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript
  2. Registration History:
    • Two years (24 months) of past DMV registration history to demonstrate that you’ve been driving the vehicle in California for the last two (2) years. You can obtain a copy of your registration history online.
    • Please note: Your vehicle must be registered to your current address in Sacramento County at the time of your application submission.
  3. Proof of Operability:
    • Only needed if the vehicle is not currently registered or has gaps in registration totaling more than 120 days.
    • The following documents are viable for proof of operability:
      • Insurance documentation: Past two consecutive years, without lapses in coverage greater than 120 days; or
      • Two invoices from an Automotive Repair Dealer registered with the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Invoices must be from two different calendar years, and the oldest may not be older than 24 months. Invoices must include the following:
        • Automotive Repair Dealer’s valid registration number
        • Name and address of the Automotive Repair dealer
        • Description of a repair or maintenance operation performed on the vehicle
        • Vehicle year, make, model, and vehicle identification or license plate number matching the vehicle to be retired
        • Date of the repair or maintenance visit
  4. Copy of Vehicle Title: The title must be in theapplicant’s name.
  5. Photo Identification / Driver’s License: Valid California driver’s license. Please note: If your DL does not reflect your current address, you must update your current address with DMV and provide confirmation of the change (screenshot or print-out accepted).
  6. Proof of Residency: Required if California Driver's License does not reflect the current address. Acceptable documentation includes utility bill, cell phone bill, lease, any official government correspondence, paystub with your name and address.
I am on a fixed income (such as SSA, VA, Pension). Can I still apply?

Yes. If you are on a fixed income and file taxes, then please obtain a Tax Return Transcript. If you did not file taxes, you must submit a Notarized Household Affidavit and IRS Letter of Non-filing Letter. The Household Income Affidavit will be available for download through your application portal. You can download the Letter of Non-filing from the IRS website or request it by mail. See the Application Resource Guide for additional details.

Can I submit more than one application?

No. Applicants may only apply for the Clean Cars 4 All program once. Additionally, only one application may be submitted per household. A household may include a spouse and/or dependents. Applicants that have received incentives from the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program, Rebate Now, Tune in Tune-Up, and Replace your Ride are not eligible for the Clean Cars 4 All program.

Do I need to have owned the car for two years to be eligible for the program?

You will qualify for the program as long as the vehicle has been owned and operated in California for the past two years. If you have not owned the vehicle for two years or more, you can visit the DMV website to obtain a Vehicle History Report (VHR). This report will show how long the vehicle has been registered in California. If the VHR does not show your current address, please provide a current registration slip on top of your VHR so that program evaluators can see that it’s now registered under your name and within Sacramento County.

I have multiple cars. Can I apply for multiple cars?

Only one car is allowed per household, based upon how the household is listed on your income documents.

If someone lives in your home with an independent income source, then they can apply separately. They must file a separate tax return and cannot be claimed as a dependent.

Does my name have to be on the vehicle registration?

Yes, both the registration and the certificate of title of the vehicle you wish to replace must be in the applicant’s name.

My car title is salvaged. Can I still apply?

If the car is salvaged, the vehicle registration must be current to be eligible to apply.

What happens if I have gaps in my registration?

If you have gaps exceeding more than 120 days in your registration history, you must provide Proof of Operability.

The following documents are acceptable for Proof of Operability:

  • Insurance documentation: Past two consecutive years, without lapses in coverage greater than 120 days; or
  • Two invoices from an Automotive Repair Dealer registered with the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Invoices must be from two different calendar years, and the oldest may not be older than 24 months. Invoices must include the following:
    • Automotive Repair Dealer’s valid registration number
    • Name and address of the Automotive Repair dealer
    • Description of a repair or maintenance operation performed on the vehicle
    • Vehicle year, make, model, and vehicle identification or license plate number matching the vehicle to be retired
    • Date of the repair or maintenance visit
My car is on Planned Non-Operation. Can I still apply?

Yes, but the car cannot be on Planned Non-Operation (PNO) for more than 120 days. If it was on PNO for more than 120 days, please provide Proof of Operability (24 months of past insurance or two years of vehicle maintenance records as proof that you have been operating the vehicle).

I just purchased a new Electric Vehicle (EV). Can I still apply?

No. You must apply for Clean Cars 4 All first and receive an Award Letter before purchasing a vehicle to be eligible for this grant incentive.

Can the Vehicle Title and Registration be under two names?

Yes, but please fill out the application using only one name. All documentation must match the name of the applicant. If you have more than one person on the Vehicle Title, talk with your Case Manager to see if both owners must be present when the vehicle is scrapped at Pick N Pull.

How do I count the number of people in my household?

A household usually includes the tax filer, their spouse if they have one, and their tax dependents. To determine your household size, include:

  1. Yourself
  2. Your spouse
  3. The number of children who will receive more than half of their support from you (and your spouse)
  4. The number of people (not your children or spouse) who live with you and receive more than half of their support from you. To determine who should be considered, see the following table:
Relationship Include in household? Notes
Dependent children, including adopted and foster children Yes Include any child you’ll claim as a tax dependent, regardless of age
Children, shared custody Sometimes Include children whose custody you share only during years you claim them as tax dependents.
Non-dependent child under 26 living in the household No Do not include them except if the child is on the title (along with the applicant) of the vehicle to be scrapped
Children under 21 you take care of Yes Include any child under 21 you take care of and who lives with you, even if not your tax dependent.
Unborn children No Don’t include a baby until it’s born. You have up to 60 days after the birth to enroll your baby.
Dependent parents Yes Include parents only if you’ll claim them as tax dependents.
Dependent siblings and other relatives Yes Include them only if you’ll claim them as tax dependents.
Spouse Yes Include your legally married spouse, whether opposite sex or same sex.
Legally separated spouse No Don’t include a legally separated spouse, even if you live together.
Divorced spouse No Don't include a former spouse, even if you live together.
Spouse, living apart Yes Include your spouse unless you’re legally separated or divorced.
Unmarried domestic partner Sometimes Include an unmarried domestic partner only if you have a child together or you will claim your partner as a tax dependent
Roommate No Don’t include people you just live with — unless they’re a spouse, tax dependent, or covered by another exception in this chart.
How do I estimate household income?

When you fill out an application, you will need to provide the prior year’s federal Tax Account Transcript or a Letter of Non-filing from the IRS. The funding we can offer varies based on your hoursehold's annual income. The following provides guidance on how to estimate annual household income:

Whose income to include in your estimate?

Include income from all members of the household (as defined above) who are required to file a tax return.

Do I need to include income of people in my household?

Yes. Eligibility is based on total household income, not the income of only the household member applying for a voucher.

Do I include my dependents’ income from things like summer jobs, work-study, and limited part-time work?

They will count it only if they are required to file a federal tax return. If they file a tax return when they do not have to – for example, to get a tax refund – their income would not be counted.

What income is counted?

If you file taxes, your income must match the adjusted gross income (AGI) listed on your most recent Federal Tax Return. This information can be found on:

  • Line 37 on Form 1040
  • Line 21 on Form 1040A
  • Line 4 on Form 1040EZ
  • Line 36 on Form 1040NR
Types of income to include in your estimate
Income type Include as income? Notes
Federal Taxable Wages Yes If your pay stub lists “federal taxable wages,” use that. If not, use “gross income” and subtract the amounts your employer takes out of your pay for child care, health insurance, and retirement plans.
Tips Yes
Self-employment income Yes Include “net self-employment income” you expect — what you’ll make from your business minus business expenses.
Unemployment compensation Yes
Social Security Yes Include both taxable and non-taxable Social Security income. An annual statement can be printed or downloaded from www.ssa.gov. You will need to establish a login account to access your annual statement from the website. Include annual statement from all members of the household.
Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) Yes But do not include Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Retirement or pension Income Yes Include most IRA and 401k withdrawals. (See details on retirement income in the instructions for IRS publication 1040).
Alimony Yes
Child support No
Capital gains Yes
Investment income Yes Include expected interest and dividends earned on investments, including tax-exempt interest.
Rental and royalty income Yes
Excluded foreign income Yes
Gifts No
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) No But do include Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
Veterans’ disability payments No
Worker’s Compensation No
Proceeds from loans (like student loans, home equity loans, or bank loans) No

Application Process

How do I apply for this program?

You can apply for Clean Cars 4 All online. The application process starts here. As part of the application, you will be asked to submit documentation to demonstrate eligibility for the Clean Cars 4 All program.

What if I don’t have a computer or need help applying?

Case Managers from GRID Alternatives are available to assist anyone who would like additional help in applying for Clean Cars 4 All. You may schedule an appointment with a Case Manager who can help you submit your application. Paper applications are also available upon request.

What if I don’t speak English?

The Case Management team at GRID Alternatives provides support in English/Spanish. Additional language assistance is provided using over the phone translation services. When you call into the Call Center, be prepared to tell the Case Manager which language you need translation services for.

We also recommend using the assistance of a family member, friend, or trusted individual who can work with a Case Manager on your behalf.

What if I don’t want to replace my old vehicle with another car?

At the moment, the program only offers Scrap and Replace. However, we are in the process of creating a Scrap and Forget option to the program where you can be awarded a grant that can be used for alternative clean modes of transportation. This option is not anticipated until mid-2021. We are not able to provide additional details at this time.

How long does the program take?

Timelines are dependent upon the program caseload. Currently, we anticipate the process to take 90-120 days. We ask for your patience throughout the process. Please review the required document before you submit your application. Submitting incorrect documentation can lead to additional delays in processing your application. Reach out to a Case Manager if you require assistance getting the appropriate documents together. We will review applications in the order they are submitted.

How do I check the status of my application?

You can view your application status by logging into your Fluxx account that you created to start your application. When you log in, you will be able to view your profile and navigate to check your application status. Your status will change from Submitted to Under Review as soon as a Case Manager begins to review your application, and a Case Manager will reach out to you with next steps or questions.

When do I bring my car to be retired (post-inspection)?

You cannot bring your car to be retired until you have purchased your replacement car. There are no exceptions. After you purchase your replacement car, you have 14 days to bring your vehicle to be retired at an authorized dismantler location. Please bring your completed Pre-Inspection checklist, your Post-Inspection checklist, Vehicle Title, and Driver’s License. It is suggested that you call ahead of time to get a sense of wait times.

Can I take my older vehicle to any dismantler to be scrapped/retired?

No. Your vehicle must be brought to an authorized Clean Cars 4 All dismantler. Pick-N-Pull is the only authorized dismantler participating in the Sacramento Program. Please review your Pre and Post - Inspection paperwork for a list of authorized locations.

Do I have to be willing to relinquish my older vehicle to be scrapped/retired?

Yes, you must be willing to relinquish your older vehicle to the dismantler within 14 days of purchasing a replacement vehicle.

How do I receive my Clean Cars 4 All grant?

An Award Letter is granted after your application has been approved. The value of the Award Letter is paid directly to the dealership on behalf of the grantee. You will need to bring your Award Letter to an authorized Clean Cars 4 All dealership, and the dealer will verify your award and deduct the award amount from the sales price.

When does my Award Letter expire?

Participants are encouraged to purchase their replacement vehicle within 30 days. If you need more time, please reach out to your Case Manager.

How do I use the Fluxx online granting system?

Follow instructions below to complete an online application. If you need a paper application, please email our Case Management team at SacCleanCars@gridalternatives.org.

  1. To be considered for funding, you must complete an online application.
  2. To begin your online application, start by creating a user account for the Fluxx portal. To create a user account and access the online application please visit the CC4A Fluxx portal
  3. Please click on the "Create an Account Now" to start, and ensure you have entered accurate information (including email address) when completing the registration form.
  4. You will then receive an email notification from Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District with login information, which will give you access to the portal and application.
  5. Enter your personal information and click “submit request”.
  6. After you submit your request, you will receive a confirmation email asking you to verify your account and create your password. Check your spam folder, as the email may end up there.
  7. Create a password and click “set password and login”. You will be immediately granted access to the system.
  8. Once you register you can complete the application by clicking the green text box, “Apply for Clean Cars 4 All Grant”
  9. If you require additional assistance creating your account, please contact your Clean Cars 4 All Case Manager.
Tips for filling out the application form

  • Complete the application using a computer or smartphone device.
  • Remember to click "Save" periodically so that you do not lose your progress. You can save your application and return to work on it later. Keep in mind you will have to login again.
  • Complete the entire application BEFORE you click the "Submit" button at the bottom right corner. The application will not allow you to click Submit until you have filled out each section of the application.
  • You must upload at least one document or image to the Documents Section.
  • If you need to access other information while filling out your application, we recommend doing so with a different tab in your browser.

Vehicle Choice and Finance

How much funding can I receive towards the purchase of a clean vehicle?

Grant incentives for clean vehicles range from $5,500-$9,500. The award amount will be dependent upon your household income (adjusted gross income) and household size. Please check the annual income chart to see how much your grant will be. Your household income must be at or below the the base grant limit for your household size, which is equal to 400% of the federal low-income criteria

How do grants work?

Grants do not need to be repaid. To use the grant incentive, you must receive approval before purchasing the vehicle and comply with all program requirements throughout the program term. The Award Letter will be presented to the dealer to lower the overall cost of the new or used clean vehicle you select.

Do I need to repay the Clean Cars 4 All grant in the future?

No, this is a one-time grant and does not need to be repaid. Receiving a grant from this program will not affect your income going into 2021.

What kind of vehicle can I purchase with a Clean Cars 4 All grant?

New or used plug-in hybrid (PHEV), battery-electric (BEV), or fuel cell electric (FCEV) vehicles are eligible for purchase with a Clean Cars 4 All. Used vehicles must be 8 years old or newer and have less than 75,000 miles. Participants may also lease a new PHEV, BEV, or FCEV. If purchasing or leasing a new vehicle, it must be on the CVRP Eligible Vehicle list. The vehicle must be purchased at a participating dealership. Click here to view our participating dealers.

To explore potential vehicle choices, visit the US Dept of Energy or PlugStar to get information on fuel efficient vehicles.

What’s the price range for EVs? How much will it cost to participate?

The price range for an EV varies depending upon whether you are buying new or used and the vehicle’s condition. It is likely that your grant award will not cover the entire cost of the vehicle. The average clean vehicle costs $15,000 to 22,000, and the average Clean Cars 4 All incentive is $7,500. There are vehicles under the $22,000 mark, but it will be challenging to find a clean vehicle with no out of pocket costs.

Can I use the Clean Cars 4 All grant to purchase a used vehicle?

Yes, you can use the grant towards the purchase of a new or used vehicle. If purchasing a used vehicle, it cannot be more than 8 years old and have more than 75,000 miles.

Can I use my Clean Cars 4 All grant at any auto dealership?

No. Our incentives can only be used at our network of approved dealers. We have Dealer Agreements set up with approved dealers to ensure that customers are treated fairly, and consumer protections are observed. To review our list of participating dealers, click here. Please only work with the listed dealers and their associated contacts. (Any dealer may apply to be an approved dealer).

Can I get funding for a home EV charger through this program?

If you purchase a new or used Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), you may be eligible for up to $2,000 in charging support. Please note we do not anticipate this to be available until 2021. We are not able to provide additional details at this time.

Does this program offer financing?

No, this program does not include financing. You may seek financing through credit unions, banks, or through the dealership. The program requires that loans have an interest rate lower than 16%.

Document Collection

Which year do you need my income information for?

This depends upon when you last filed your taxes. If you have filed your taxes for 2019, please provide the 2019 Tax Account Transcript (if currently available from the IRS).

If you did not file taxes, please request a Letter of Non-filing for 2019. You will also need to fill out the Household Income Affadavit form to reflect your total income.

How do I know if I need a Tax Account Transcript of a Letter of Nonfiling?

If you filed your taxes for 2019, you should be able to request your Tax Account Transcript.

If you have not filed your taxes for 2019 , you should be able to request a Letter of Nonfiling.

How do I get a Tax Account Transcript from the IRS?

You may request your information from the IRS through any one of the following options.

Tip: To avoid delaying the time it takes to access your tax records from the IRS, we highly recommend that you first try to do the Online Instant Download (Option 1).

Please note: Option 1 requires that you provide information connected to a financial account, such as a credit card, student loan, auto loan, mortgage or home equity loan, home equity line of credit. If you have never had any of these types of financial accounts, we recommend you proceed with one of the other options listed below.

  • IRS Option #1 - Online instant download
  • IRS Option #2 - Online request by mail
  • IRS Option #3 - Request by mail or fax
  • IRS Option #4 - Schedule an appointment at the IRS office*
  • IRS Option #5 - Call to request by mail (automated self-service line)*

* These options are not currently available due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis. Please proceed with one of the other options until further notice.

How do I get a Letter of Non-filing from the IRS?

You may request your information from the IRS through any one of the following options.

Tip: To avoid delaying the time it takes to access your tax records from the IRS, we highly recommend that you first try to do the Online Instant Download (Option 1).

Please note: Option 1 requires that you provide information connected to a financial account, such as a credit card, student loan, auto loan, mortgage or home equity loan, home equity line of credit. If you have never had any of these types of financial accounts, please proceed with a different option.

  • IRS Option #1 - Online instant download
  • IRS Option #2 - Online request by mail
  • IRS Option #3 - Request by mail or fax
  • IRS Option #4 - Schedule an appointment at the IRS office*

* This options are not currently available due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis. Please proceed with one of the other options until further notice.

IRS Option #1: Online Instant Download

Tip: When going to the IRS website to request your transcript, use the Internet Explorer browser to allow for instant document downloads. We also reccomend submitting the request on a computer rather than on a smartphone device. Requests made on a smartphone may be rejected by the IRS.

Please note: Option 1 requires that you provide information connected to a financial account, such as a credit card, student loan, auto loan, mortgage or home equity loan, home equity line of credit. If you have never had any of these types of financial accounts, please proceed with a different option.

  1. Start by going to the main IRS Get Transcript Service page
  2. Click on the blue button that says "Get Transcript Online".
  3. If you do not already have an online account with the IRS, click "Create Account". If you already have an online account with the IRS, enter your information to Log in (You may skip ahead).
  4. Click "Continue" on the next page.
  5. Click "Yes" after gathering your information.
  6. Click "Yes" after gathering your information.
  7. Read through and click "Continue".
  8. Fill out your complete information. When complete, click "Send Code" then check your email for the code.
  9. Enter the code that was sent to you via email. When complete, click "Continue".
  10. Once you finish confirming the code, enter your personal information so that you can verify your identity.
  11. Select which information you would like to provide to verify your account with the IRS by clicking on the circle to mark your selection. Type your information into the blank text box. Then click "Continue"
  12. You will then be asked to verify your phone number. Type your phone number into the text box and click "Send Message"
  13. Now you will be invited to create your user profile. Create a username and password to use for your IRS profile. Remember to include your email address.
  14. You will be asked to "Choose a site phrase". For this section, type in a phrase that you will recognize or that will sound familiar each time you log into your IRS account. Click "Continue" when finished.
  15. To select a Site Image, click on the "Choose your site image". Then, select an image that would look familiar each time you log into your IRS account. Click "Continue" when finished.
  16. Use the drop-down menu to select the reason you need a transcript.
    • If you have filed taxes for the previous year, select "Adjusted Gross Income".
    • If you DID NOT file taxes, select your "Letter of Non-filing".

IRS Option #2: Online Mail Request
  1. Start by going to https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript
  2. Click on the blue "Get Transcript by Mail" button.
  3. When you click on this, you will be directed to the next page where you will see a warning. Go ahead and click on the "OK" to proceed.
  4. Tip: When entering your address, use abbreviations, (Ave, St, Ct, Blvd). The website is very sensitive about how addresses are input. If the request does not go through, try again and type in your address in a different way. When finished, click "Continue".
  5. On the next page, select the "Account Transcript Option". Select your most recent Tax Year on file. When finished, click "Continue".
  6. If successful, you will see the following confirmation page. Requests can to 5 to 15 or more days to be procesed.

IRS Option #3: Request by Mail or Fax

To submit your request via mail, you must fill out the Form 4506-T. You may click the following link to access the form: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf

If you do not have a printer, ask your Case Manager to mail you a copy of the form. Complete forms must be mailed or faxed to the IRS at the following address:

By Mail:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

RAIVS Team

Stop 37106

Fresno, CA 93888

By Fax:

1-855-800-8105

IRS Option #4: Schedule an Appointment at the IRS Office

*In person appointments at an IRS Office are not currently available due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis. Please proceed with one of the other options until further notice.

In some cases, the IRS may not be able to verify your identity or your past records. In this case it may be necessary to schedule an in-person appointment at your local IRS Office. The IRS office will not serve walk-ins. You must schedule an appointment in advance. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 1- 844-545-5640.

Contact information for Sacramento IRS Office:

4330 Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821

Phone: 916-974-5225

For more information, visit: the IRS news site

For any additional assistance requesting your tax information, please reach out directly to the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

IRS Option #5: Call to Request by Mail

*Over the phone assistance may be limited due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis.

The IRS has an automated telephone self-service that can be used to order a tax account transcript. Call 1-800-908-9946 to make the request.

Note: You will not be able to request your Letter of non-filing using this phone service.

Where can I find a Notary for the Household Income Affidavit Form?

Applicants who do not file taxes, must submit a Household Income Affidavit. To complete the Household Income Affidavit, you must use the services of a Notary to verify your information. When you go to see the Notary, please make sure you bring an identification card with you. Below is some information to help you access a Notary.

  • United Parcel Service (UPS): UPS stores are currently open during the COVID-19 Health Crisis. Most locations offer Notary services. We recommend calling in advance to check the availability of Notary, walk in services, and appointments. You should expect to be charged around $15 for the service. Use the UPS Store Finder to find a store near you.
  • Banks and Credit Unions: Some banks and credit unions will offer notary services for free or for little charge. We recommend calling your local branch to see if they are open and have a notary available.
  • American Automobile Association (AAA): Many members of AAA have access to free notary services. Call your local branch to see if they can offer this service for you.
  • Mobile Notaries: Mobile notaries are available but come at an additional cost. A mobile notary will typically charge for their service in addition to their travel costs.
How do I get in contact with the DMV during the COVID-19 health crisis?

*Due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis, most CA DMV field offices are not currently accepting in person appointments.

You may visit the DMV website for the latest information on field offices reopening. Please see a list of alternative options below for accessing DMV services during these times.

Phone

Tip: The DMV will not give an option to speak to a representative, so you must say “speak to a representative”. You have the choice of waiting for the agent on the line, or you can request a call back by pressing 1. To contact a DMV agent by telephone, call 1-800-777-0133.

Once you are on the line, you will hear a message regarding DMV’s status due to COVID-19, then directed to an automated speaker to select a reason why you called. Say "Vehicle" or "Vessels" or select 1. Then, say "speak to a representative", to get a call back from a DMV agent.

Online

For the most up to date information, check the DMV website for a complete list of available services.

The following online DMV sercives are available:

  • Requesting your Vehicle Record
  • Renew your Registration or File for Planned Non-Operation (PNO)
  • Renewing your License
  • Request your duplicate Driver's License
  • Change of Address

Please note that you must create an online account with the DMV to access many of these services. Click here to start registering for an online account with the DMV

Kiosks (DMV NOW)

Freestanding self-service kiosks are available at several locations. DMV NOW kiosks offer several services, including the following:

  • Complete your registration renewal
  • Receive your vehicle record
  • Receive a replacement registration card or sticker
  • Receive a duplicate vehicle registration
  • File for planned nonoperation (PNO) status

For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions about DMV NOW.

If you are not sure where to start, the DMV offers a Virtual Service Adviser on their website. You may start by typing in the service you are looking for and the website will direct you to the appropriate place. Click here to access the DMV Virtual Service Advisor.

Mail

Several services are still available by mail. To complete requests, download the appropriate form from the DMV website. Follow the directions on the form and submit via mail. You may reach out to your Case Manager if you require assistance accessing the appropriate form. Anything mailed to the DMV must have a note explaining why you are mailing them, and what your specific request is. Most inquiries can be mailed to:

DMV Headquarters

2415 1st Ave, Sacramento, CA, 95818

Alternative Option

If you are a member of AAA, you may be able to access some DMV services at your local AAA office branch. Click here for more details

How do I get my vehicle's Registration History from the DMV?

As part of your application, you will need to provide proof of the vehicle's registration for the last 2 consecutive years (there are exceptions if the vehicle has not been registered, talk to your Case Manager for more info). If you do not have records of your vehicle's registration available, you can access them through the CA DMV’s website. You may download the vehicle’s registration for the cost of $2 (paid online or via phone with a credit or debit card).

Note: This option will require access to a printer. If you are not able to access your Vehicle’s Registration History online, you can also request a printout by visiting a DMV Now Kiosk (see above for more details).

Click here to go to the DMV's Record Request website

When accessing your registration history through the DMV website, have the following information ready:

  • Driver's License #
  • Last 5 digits of your vehicle's VIN #
  • License plate #
  • Credit or debit card information

Miscellaneous

Where can I charge an Electric Vehicle?

You can find public charging stations near you through PlugShare. If purchasing or leasing a new EV, you may also qualify for incentives through the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for at-home charging.

Can I stack a Clean Cars 4 All grant with other clean vehicle incentives/rebates?

A Clean Cars 4 All grant cannot be stacked with funds from the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program, Rebate Now, Tune in Tune-Up, and Replace your Ride. Other programs may be able to stack with the Clean Cars 4 All Program, such as the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP), SMUD incentives, or the Federal Income Tax Credit. Please visit our resources page to see what programs are compatible.

How long will the Clean Cars 4 All Program be available?

The Clean Cars 4 All program is accepting applications until available funds are exhausted. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will receive an Award Letter.

Who can I contact if I have questions about the Clean Cars 4 All Program?

Case Managers are available to answer any of your questions and assist applicants throughout the process. The Call Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am- 5:00 pm PST. Case Managers are available to answer inquiries in English/Spanish. If you require ADA accommodations or other language translation services, please let us know to best assist you. You can also reference the Application Resource Guide, which provides helpful information for accessing the required documentation for your application.

Some of this information is available in a PDF document.
If you have questions or concerns you may also contact us at 855-201-5626 or SacCleanCars@gridalternatives.org.
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