Advisory for Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP)
This page last reviewed June 26, 2012
PROCESSING TIME FOR PERP REGISTRATIONS
The PERP regulation requires the Air Resources Board to issue a registration within 90 days of receipt of a complete application. Our average turnaround time for certified engines and most equipment, however, averages closer to 30 days. If you wish to get your registrations in less time than that, please consider the following options:
For engines that you are in the process of purchasing, you may request the manufacturer, distributor, or dealer to provide you with the appropriate engine information. This can be accomplished by having the vendor assist you with PERP Form 2. You can then complete the application forms and submit them to us with the applicable fees.
Change of Ownership
As an alternative to the above, the manufacturer, distributor, or dealer may submit an application in their name and receive the registration. Once you take possession of the equipment, you may submit a change of ownership application along with the $75.00 fee to put the registration in your name. In this situation, the PERP regulation allows you to operate the equipment as soon as you submit the change of ownership - as long as you submit it within 30 days of purchase.
We are also making available an expedited processing option. For applicants who find an urgent, unanticipated need to register an engine immediately, we will process the application and issue the registration in the shortest practicable time. In order to ensure that these applications are processed expeditiously, we ask that you limit these requests to only the most urgent situations. In addition, an expedited application must meet the following:
1. The application must be only for certified engines that meet the current tier standard.
2. It is strongly recommended that you limit the number of engines in the application to only those that need to be expedited.
3. The application should include only those engines that are to be expedited - making other requests (i.e. sticker replacements, changes of ownership, etc.) within the same application will slow down the processing time.
4. The application should be sent to ARB by ordinary mail. Although overnight mail and certified mail are options, we have found that these mechanisms can actually delay delivery of your application to us. Identify the expedited request by checking box 9 on Form 1.
Application forms can be downloaded and mailed directly to the ARB at:
California Air Resources Board
Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program
P.O. Box 2038
Sacramento, CA 95812-2038
Program information and applications can be obtained in person from the ARB staff located at:
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California
Information can also be obtained by contacting the Statewide Registration Program Information Line at (916) 324-5869, or email us. Alternatively, you can write to the above post office box for more information.