Advisory for Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP)

This page last reviewed June 21, 2013

PERP Advisory

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:

Pre-register

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.




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

or

California Air Resources Board
Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program

1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814

Information can also be obtained by contacting the Statewide Registration Program Information Line at (916) 324-5869, or email us. 

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