Catalina Island News

Annual Residential Vehicle Registration

City of Avalon

Tuesday February 7, 2012, the City of Avalon will begin Annual Registration for all Residential Vehicle (blue stickers) and Residential Golf Cart (Autoette) permits and will continue through 5:00 p.m. Monday April 2, 2012. Vehicle permits renewed after this date shall be considered late, and will be required to pay a “late renewal charge” of $25.00 per vehicle in addition to the regular registration fee. Residential vehicle permits shall be ineligible for renewal and shall be subject to losing all prior rights of registration if not renewed before 5:00 p.m. on Friday June 1, 2012. All nonresident owners of residential dwelling units for the first time after September 2, 1988, will be issued autoette permits, which require overnight off street parking between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

If you wish to register a vehicle at this time, you must drive it to City Hall in order to determine that the overall length does not exceed the maximum length restriction of 200” for Vehicles and 120” for Autoettes. Electric Autoettes meeting the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, (NEV), or Low Speed Electric Vehicle, (LSV) requirements, may not exceed 138” in length by 61” in width. Smart cars may be 120” by 61”. (Certain Autoette bumpers are not included in measurement). You also must bring current registration and be prepared to provide proof of residency or nonresident real property ownership since April 18, 1989.

The fee for renewal is $27.00 for residential autoette and vehicle permits. ALL OUTSTANDING TRAFFIC CITATIONS MUST BE TAKEN CARE OF BEFORE VEHICLE STICKERS ARE ISSUED. The Vehicle Code allows a permit holder to apply for renewal without registering a residential vehicle, (banking a permit), providing that the permittee remains otherwise qualified and pays the appropriate registration fee.

Registration will be conducted at City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Rd., between the hours of 9:00 – 12:00 am & 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.