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What Is in California’s Code of Regulations Title 13?

Motor Vehicles

By Chris Micheli, May 18, 2022 6:11 am

The California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 13 is one of 27 Titles that contain state regulations. Title 13, called “Motor Vehicles,” contains 3 Divisions. There are also numerous chapters and articles containing regulatory sections, or individual regulations. The following is a broad overview of CCR Title 13.

Division 1 Department of Motor Vehicles

Chapter 1. Department of Motor Vehicles

Article 1. Department of Motor Vehicles – Conflict of Interest Code – 0

Article 2. Driver Licenses and Identification Cards – 9 Sections

Article 2.0. Driver Licenses and Identification Cards – 15 Sections

Article 2.1. Commercial Driver Licenses – 27 Sections

Article 2.2. Licenses for Minors Under Age of Eighteen – 8 Sections

Article 2.3. Financial Responsibility – 25 Sections

Article 2.4. Driver Safety – 59 Sections

Article 2.5. Driving Under the Influence Program – 7 Sections

Article 2.55. California Ignition Interlock Device Program – 24 Sections

Article 2.6. Reinstatement Fees – 1 Sections

Article 2.7. Certificates and Endorsements – 1 Section

Article 3. Vehicle Registration and Titling – 36 Sections

Article 3.1. Special Interest License Plates – 34 Sections

Article 3.2. Registration of Vessels – 31 Sections

Article 3.3. Special Plates – 30 Sections

Article 3.4. Hearing Procedure Seizure of Vehicles – 1 Section

Article 3.5. Motor Carriers Permit Program – 21 Sections

Article 3.55. Private Carriers of Passengers – 9 Sections

Article 3.6. Vehicle Industry and Business Enterprises – 50 Sections

Article 3.7. Testing of Autonomous Vehicles – 28 Sections

Article 3.8. Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles – 15 Sections

Article 4. Occupational Licenses – 7 Sections

Article 4.1. Advertising by Occupational Licensee – 14 Sections

Article 4.2. Vehicle Dealers – 13 Sections

Article 4.21. Vehicle Lessor-Retailers – 1 Section

Article 4.22. Vehicle Manufacturers and Remanufacturers – 3 Sections

Article 4.23. Vehicle Verifiers – 1 Section

Article 4.24. Vehicle Transporters – 26 Sections

Article 4.26. Vehicle Dismantlers – 9 Sections

Article 4.3. Administrative Remedies – 32 Sections

Article 4.5. Registration Services – 29 Sections

Article 4.6. Driving Schools and Instructors – 34 Sections

Article 4.7. Schools for Traffic Violators – 57 Sections

Article 4.8. Mature Driver Improvement Course Approval Program – 9 Sections

Article 5. Requesting Information from the Department – 101 Sections

Article 6. Administration – 6 Sections

Article 6.1. Administrative Adjudication – 3 Sections

Article 7. Federal Citizenship and Alien Status Requirements for Benefit Eligibility – 31 Sections

Chapter 2. New Motor Vehicle Board

Article 1. Administration – 31 Sections

Article 1.5 Administration of Fee Collection for Certification Account – 6 Sections

Article 2. Filing of Petition – 11 Sections

Article 3. Appeals from Decisions of the Department [Repealed] – 0

Article 4. Hearings on Petitions – 4 Sections

Article 5. Protests – 12 Sections

Article 6. Form of Filings and Notices – 8 Sections

Article 7. New Motor Vehicle Board – Conflict-of-Interest Code – 0

Division 2 Department of the California Highway Patrol

Chapter 1. Licensed Stations and Muffler Installers

Article 1. Licensed Muffler Certification Stations – 9 Sections

Article 2. Exhaust System Sale and Installation – 4 Sections

Article 3. Fleet Owner Inspection and Maintenance Stations – 8 Sections

Chapter 2. Lighting Equipment

Article 1. Lighting Equipment Subject to Regulation – 6 Sections

Article 2. Identification Markings – 8 Sections

Article 3. Construction Requirements – 9 Sections

Article 4. Photometric Requirements – 8 Sections

Article 5. Mechanical Test Requirements – 21 Sections

Article 7. Mounting Requirements – 18 Sections

Article 8. Advance Stoplamp Switches – 0

Article 9. Auxiliary Driving, Fog, and Passing Lamps – 4 Sections

Article 10. Cornering Lamps – 3 Sections

Article 11. Deceleration Signal Lamp Systems – 7 Sections

Article 12. Fog Taillamps – 4 Sections

Article 13. Headlamp Flashing Systems – 0

Article 14. Reflex Reflectors on Front of Vehicles – 3 Sections

Article 15. Replacement Lenses – 5 Sections

Article 16. Reserve Lighting and Outage Indicating Systems – 8 Sections

Article 17. Running Lamps – 4 Sections

Article 18. School Bus Sidelamps – 2 Sections

Article 19. Side-Mounted and Supplemental Signal Lamps – 5 Sections

Article 20. Traffic Signal Priority Devices – 0

Article 21. Warning Lamp Flashers – 5 Sections

Article 22. Warning Lamps – 9 Sections

Article 23. School Bus Strobe Lamps – 2 Sections

Chapter 3. Laboratories – 0

Chapter 4. Special Equipment

Article 1. Bunk Stake Assemblies – 7 Sections

Article 2. Compressed and Liquefied Gas Fuel Systems – 11 Sections

Article 3. Insigne for Licensed Physicians – 2 Sections

Article 4. Federally Regulated Equipment – 5 Sections

Article 4.5. Traffic Signal Priority Device – 0

Article 5. Seat Belt Assemblies – 0

Article 6. Safety Helmets – 0

Article 7. Safety Glazing Material – 0

Article 8. Sirens – 10 Sections

Article 8.5. HI-LO Audible Warning Sound – 4 Sections

Article 9. Exhaust System Noise Measurement – 7 Sections

Article 10. Vehicle Sound Measurement – 8 Sections

Article 11. Exhaust System Certification – 5 Sections

Article 12. Brake Equipment – 7 Sections

Article 13. Tire Traction Devices – 5 Sections

Article 14. Tires and Rims – 8 Sections

Article 15. Wheelchair Lifts – 6 Sections

Chapter 5. Special Vehicles

Article 1. Ambulances – 26 Sections

Article 2. Armored Cars – 4 Sections

Article 3. Authorized Emergency Vehicles – Permits – 5 Sections

Article 4. School Bus Contractor’s License – 1 Section

Article 5. Color of Traffic Law Enforcement Vehicles – 2 Sections

Chapter 6. Hazardous Materials

Article 1. Explosives Routes and Stopping Places – 63 Sections

Article 2. Escorting of Inhalation Hazard Shipments – 10 Sections

Article 2.5. Inhalation Hazard Shipments; Routes and Stopping Places – 14 Sections

Article 2.7. Routes for the Through Transportation of Highway Route Controlled Quantity Shipments of Radioactive Materials – 5 Sections

Article 3. General Hazardous Materials Regulations – 25 Sections

Article 4. Inspection Fees [Repealed] – 0

Article 4.5. [Reserved] – 0

Article 5. [Reserved] – 0

Article 6. Registration, Inspection, and Certification of Flammable and Combustible Liquid Cargo Tanks – 9 Sections

Chapter 6.5. Motor Carrier Safety

Article 1. Definitions and General Provisions – 5 Sections

Article 2. School Bus, SPAB, Youth Bus, and Farm Labor Vehicle Driver Certificates – 1 Section

Article 3. General Driving Requirements – 11 Sections

Article 4. Additional Requirements for School Bus, SPAB, PAB, and Youth Bus Drivers – 6 Sections

Article 5. Additional Requirements for School Bus Drivers – 3 Sections

Article 6. Carrier Requirements – 13 Sections

Article 6.5. Carrier Identification Numbers – 7 Sections

Article 7. Additional Requirements for School Bus, SPAB, and Youth Bus Carriers – 3 Sections

Article 7.5. Commercial Vehicle Out-of-Service Criteria – 1 Section

Article 8. General Equipment Requirements – 38 Sections

Article 9. Additional Equipment Requirements for School Buses – 27 Sections

Chapter 7. Cargo Securement Standards

Article 1. Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo – 1 Section

Article 2. Liquids in Collapsible Containers -Securement and Transportation – 6 Sections

Article 15. Lumber and Lumber Products -Safe Loading, Securement, and Transportation [Repealed] – 0

Chapter 8. Passenger Vehicle Inspection [Repealed] – 0

Chapter 9. Abandoned Vehicles [Repealed] – 0

Chapter 10. Internal Affairs

Article 1. Conflict of Interest Code – 2 Sections

Chapter 11. Rules Applicable to Use of State Property

Article 1. General – 2 Sections

Article 2. Permits – 3 Sections

Article 3. Restrictions on Use of State Buildings and Grounds – 10 Sections

Chapter 12. Computer Crime

Article 1. Computer Crime Reporting – 1 Section

Chapter 13. Cannabis Tax Fund Grant Program

Article 1. General Provisions – 5 Sections

Article 2. Project Categories – 4 Sections

Article 3. Application Evaluation System and Funding – 5 Sections

Article 4. Project Administration Procedures – 14 Sections

Division 3 Air Resources Board

Chapter 1. Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Devices

Article 1. General Provisions – 6 Sections

Article 2. Approval of Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Devices (New Vehicles) – 51 Sections

Article 2.5. California Clean Air Act Annual Certification Fees [Repealed] – 0

Article 3. Accreditation of Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Devices (Used Motor Vehicles) – 7 Sections

Article 3.1. Advanced Clean Trucks, Large Entity Reporting Requirement – 3 Sections

Article 4. Diesel Particulate Matter Control Measures – 7 Sections

Article 4.3. Innovative Clean Transit – 12 Sections

Article 4.5. – 2 Sections

Article 5. Approval of Systems Designed to Convert Motor Vehicles to Use Fuels Other than the Original Certification Fuel or to Convert Motor Vehicles for Emission Reduction Credit or to Convert Hybrid Electric Vehicles to off-Vehicle Charge Capable Hybrid Electric Vehicles – 3 Sections

Article 6. Emission Control System Warranty – 9 Sections

Article 7. Procedures for Certifying Used Modifier-Certified Motor Vehicles and Licensing Requirements for Vehicle Emission Test Laboratories – 2 Sections

Chapter 2. Enforcement of Vehicle Emission Standards and Surveillance Testing

Article 1. Assembly-Line Testing – 2 Sections

Article 1.5. Enforcement of Vehicle Emission Standards and Surveillance Testing for 2005 and Subsequent Model Year Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles – 1 Section

Article 2. Enforcement of New and in-Use Vehicle Standards – 9 Sections

Article 2.1. Procedures for in-Use Vehicle Voluntary and Influenced Recalls – 11 Sections

Article 2.2. Procedures for in-Use Vehicle Ordered Recalls – 14 Sections

Article 2.3. In-Use Vehicle Enforcement Test Procedures – 6 Sections

Article 2.4. Procedures for Reporting Failures of Emission-Related Components – 9 Sections

Article 3. Surveillance Testing – 4 Sections

Article 4. Certificates of Compliance – 3 Sections

Article 5. Procedures for Reporting Failures of Emission-Related Equipment and Required Corrective Action – 14 Sections

Chapter 3. Highway and Mandatory Inspection Emission Standards

Article 1. General Provisions – 4 Sections

Chapter 3.5. Heavy-Duty Diesel Smoke Emission Testing, and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emission Control System Inspections – 11 Sections

Chapter 3.6. Periodic Smoke Inspections of Heavy-Duty Diesel-Powered Vehicles – 5 Sections

Chapter 4. Criteria for the Evaluation of Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Devices and Fuel Additives – 20 Sections

Chapter 4.2. Certification of Exhaust Emission Control Devices for Controlling Carbon Monoxide from Portable and from Mobile Internal Combustion Engines Used in Enclosed Structures – 2 Sections

Chapter 4.4. Specifications for Fill Pipes and Openings of Motor Vehicle Fuel Tanks – 1 Section

Chapter 5. Standards for Motor Vehicle Fuels – 72 Sections

Chapter 5.1. Standards for Fuels for Nonvehicular Sources – 5 Sections

Chapter 8. Clean Fuels Program – 21 Sections

Chapter 8.1. AB 118 Air Quality Guidelines for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program and the Air Quality Improvement Program – 6 Sections

Chapter 8.2. Guidelines for the AB 118 Air Quality Improvement Program – 10 Sections

Chapter 8.3. Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Standards – 6 Sections

Chapter 9. Off-Road Vehicles and Engines Pollution Control Devices – 32 Sections

Chapter 10. Mobile Source Operational Controls – 2 Sections

Chapter 12. Halogenated Refrigerants – 1 Section

Chapter 13. Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Enterprises – 35 Sections

Chapter 14. Verification Procedure, Warranty and in-Use Compliance Requirements for in-Use Strategies to Control Emissions from Diesel Engines – 12 Sections

Chapter 15. Additional off-Road Vehicles and Engines Pollution Control Requirements – 61 Sections

Chapter 16. Certification Fees for Mobile Sources – 15 Sections

Division 4 Traffic Adjudication Board [Repealed] – 0

Title 13 contains 1,944 Sections.

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