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Wait time for California DMV carpool stickers?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:57 pm
by LTSkier
I mailed in the "Application for Clean Air Vehicle Decal" form + check to the DMV over a month ago and I've received nothing yet. How long should I expect to wait? I am eager to get in that carpool lane :)

Re: Wait time for California DMV carpool stickers?

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:34 am
by thankyouOB
a month was about right in 2011. i would expect it shortly.
see when your check was cashed and expect it within that week.

Re: Wait time for California DMV carpool stickers?

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:39 am
by DaveK
Mine took over two months to get. But they do eventually arrive. The first clue they were coming was when my check finally cleared. :D

Re: Wait time for California DMV carpool stickers?

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:58 am
by Nubo
I expect that January applications are a bit slow because of holiday issues and, December is a bigger month for new EV sales. Shouldn't be too much longer.

Re: Wait time for California DMV carpool stickers?

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:11 pm
by Nubo
BayArea wrote:DMV California $ucks - these FAT retard still processing Dec 31, 2012 application for white stickers. And this was confirmed on 2/20/2013 when I called on 2/20/2013.
California DMV full of stupid people, why can't they issue White Stickers when you apply for the plates? The reason because these retard want to earn overtime, by milking the process. Now I know why all those people are so fat, becasue they are stupid and simply incompetent.
A designated EV plate would make more sense, that's for sure.

Re: Wait time for California DMV carpool stickers?

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:32 am
by Olibri
Car bought 1/20/13
DMV app sent 2/8
DMV check cashed 3/26
Stickers received TBD

Re: Wait time for California DMV carpool stickers?

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:41 am
by edatoakrun
Olibri wrote:Car bought 1/20/13
DMV app sent 2/8
DMV check cashed 3/26
Stickers received TBD
I just checked, hoping my check had been retrieved from the same DMV circular file as yours, but no such luck...

Car bought 5/2011
DMV app sent 2/20/13
DMV check not cashed
Stickers received TBD

Re: Wait time for California DMV carpool stickers?

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:17 pm
by LTSkier
I finally received my stickers on March 2nd (almost 2 months since I had mailed in the application). The check cleared just a few days before I got the stickers. Somewhere in the middle I called this DMV number to check up, just to make sure my application didn't get lost in the mail: (916) 657-8035

Re: Wait time for California DMV carpool stickers?

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:36 pm
by edatoakrun
LTSkier wrote:I finally received my stickers on March 2nd (almost 2 months since I had mailed in the application). The check cleared just a few days before I got the stickers. Somewhere in the middle I called this DMV number to check up, just to make sure my application didn't get lost in the mail: (916) 657-8035
I just called that number (thanks) and was told they had just opened applications received by 2/13 (so, they had no info on mine, mailed 2/20) and that applications are presently taking 7-8 weeks from receipt to completion.

BTW, is it correct that these stickers not only allow you to use HOV lanes, but give you the appplicable HOV discounts on All bay area bridges, whether you pay by fastrack or not?

Re: Wait time for California DMV carpool stickers?

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:58 pm
by GregH
Olibri wrote:Car bought 1/20/13
DMV app sent 2/8
DMV check cashed 3/26
Stickers received TBD
I'm in the same boat.. similar dates. 6 weeks after the fact, just checked the bank and the $8 cleared yesterday!