New to California

Vehicles new to California require an Official California DMV Smog Check

Instructions for out-of-state vehicle or you are new to California:

  1. Complete an Application for Title or Registration
  2. Obtain smog certification for all vehicles being transferred to California
  3. Obtain Auto Insurance


California DMV Emission InspectionIf you are moving to California from another state, you may register a new federally certified vehicle in California if it was first registered by you in your home state, or for military personnel, in your last state of military service. When applying for vehicle registration in California, you must provide evidence of your vehicle’s previous registration and that you were a resident of the other state when you acquired the vehicle. A smog certificate (pass) is required prior to DMV registration completion.

New residents to California must register and pay the fees within 20 days of entry or residency.

If you are a California resident and acquire a new car, truck or motorcycle from another state, it must be certified to meet California smog laws in order to be registered in California.

JUST SMOGS™ test only center certifies all vehicles: cars, SUVs, trucks, & vans. Conveniently located in Huntington Beach, Ca, We serve all of Orange County smog check needs, primarily Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Fountain Valley, & Costa Mesa.

For your convenience, Just Smogs automatically sends the smog certificate data to the California DMV. We also provide a hard copy certificate (VIR) to show the California DMV representative. If you have further questions regarding the California vehicle inspection program please give us a call at (714) 596-1019.

With an appointment, Just Smogs test only will have you ‘in & out’ fast. The average vehicle inspection takes only 20 minutes.

Being centrally located in Huntington Beach allows for us to service much of Orange County. Especially the location of Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, & Seal Beach.

Take advantage of our smog check coupon. An Appointment (optional) can be made in advance or same day:  (714) 596-1019JUST SMOGS® will take care of all your smog check needs. Directions: 7722 Talbert Ave #B Huntington Beach, CA 92648.