An authority issuing a parking ticket will send two notices to the registered owner of the vehicle. If, after 28 days, the judgment or towing and storage fees remain unpaid or the defendant does not appear in court, the issuing agency may tell the DMV to
suspend the registration of the vehicle involved in the unpaid parking ticket and/or refuse registration for all vehicles registered to the same owner. Most authorities tell DMV to do both through the
Traffic Violation and Registration Program (TVRP).
Customers will receive a letter from DMV informing them of the action taken.
suspended registration means it is illegal to operate the vehicle.
When a person's registration is
refused, operation of a vehicle may be legal if the registration is not suspended or expired, but the person may not:
- Renew the registration of any vehicle.
- Register another vehicle.
- Change the registration of any vehicle.
- Obtain replacement license plates for any vehicle.
- Transfer registration to another vehicle
In addition, DMV will suspend any non-expiring registration (for example: Collector plates) owned by that person after 30 days.