Form REG256 "Statement of Facts" - California

What Is Form REG 256?

Form REG 256, Statement of Fact, is a document released for those individuals who own a vehicle or vessel and want to make various official statements regarding them. These statements may include a use tax exemption, smog exemption, a statement for a transfer or a title, vehicle body change, etc.

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The REG 256 Form was issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (California DMV) and was last revised on August 1, 2008. A fillable Statement of Facts Form is available for download below.

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How to Fill Out a Statement of Facts Form?

The Statement of Facts Form is a complex document that consists of several sections. The types that a filer should complete depends on the subject of their application. These sections include:

  • Statement of use tax exemption. Here a filer must designate the reasons why this transfer is exempt from the use tax, such as a transfer between family members, gift, court order, inheritance, etc.;
  • Statement for smog exemption. In this section, an applicant must state why their vehicle doesn't require smog certification. For example, a vehicle is electric or diesel-powered;
  • Statement for transfer only or title only. If a car has not been used or parked on a street, its owner can apply for a transfer only or a title only;
  • Window decal for wheelchair carrier or wheelchair lift. Individuals who have a Disabled Person License Plate, or a Disabled Veteran License Plate, or a Permanent Disabled Person Parking Placard, can use this section to apply for a window decal for their vehicle;
  • Vehicle body change statement. When a filer has changed their vehicle's unladen weight, motive power, body type, or a number of axles, they must report it by completing this section. An ownership certificate is required;
  • Name statement. This section is supposed to be filled in if a filer is applying for a correction of a misspelling mistake in their name, or for a name change. In this case, an ownership certificate is required as well;
  • Statement of facts. Applicants can use this section to make a statement that everything mentioned in this document is true and correct.

According to the REG 256 Instructions, an applicant must fill out the first section dedicated to the vehicle description, and the appropriate section mentioned above. In the first part of the form, they must designate the license plate number (or a CF number), vehicle (or vessel) ID number, its year and make. Regardless of the subject of the application, a filer must always fill in the last section - The applicant's signature. Here they must designate their full name, date, and a daytime telephone number where they can be reached.

After an applicant has completed the form, they can submit it online on the official website of the California DMV or file it personally in their local DMV office.

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A Public Service Agency
STATEMENT OF FACTS
Complete the appropriate section(s) in full (including vehicle description) and sign Section H.
LICENSE PLATE/CF NUMBER
VEHICLE/VESSEL ID NUMBER
YEAR/MAKE
A.
STATEMENT FOr uSE TAx ExEMpTiON
This transfer is exempt from use tax because it is a:
Family transfer sold between a parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, spouse, domestic partner, or siblings (if both are
minors related by blood or adoption).
Addition or deletion of family member (spouse, domestic partner, parent[s], son/daughter, grandparents, grandchildren).
Gift (does not include vehicles traded between individuals, transfer of contracts or other valuable consideration).
Court Order
Inheritance
NOTE: The use Tax Exemption cannot be claimed if the vehicle/vessel being transferred was purchased from an
otherwise qualifying relative who is engaged in the business of selling the same type of vehicle/vessel.
The current market value is: $________________ .
B.
STATEMENT FOr SMOg ExEMpTiON
The vehicle does not require a smog certification for transfer of ownership because:
The last smog certification was obtained within the last 90 days.
It is powered by:
electricity
diesel
Other ___________________________.
It is located outside the State of California. (Exception: Nevada and Mexico)
It is being transferred from/between:
The parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, sister, spouse, or domestic partner (as defined in
Family Code §297) of the transferee.*
A sole proprietorship to the proprietor as owner.*
Companies whose principal business is leasing vehicles. There is no change in lessee or operator.*
Lessor and lessee of vehicle, and no change in the lessee or operator of the vehicle.*
Lessor and person who has been lessee’s operator of the vehicle for at least one year.*
Individual(s) being added as registered owner(s).*
* Does not require smog certification unless Biennial Smog is required.
C.
STATEMENT FOr TrANSFEr ONlY Or TiTlE ONlY
This vehicle has not been used or parked on a street or highway or off-highway. i am applying for a:
Transfer Only
Title Only
The vehicle is not currently registered. It has not been driven, moved, towed, or left standing on any California public
highway to cause registration fees to become due. It was not transported over any California public highway or operated
within California to cause off-highway fees to become due. Appropriate registration will be obtained before the vehicle is
operated.
D.
wiNDOw DECAl FOr wHEElCHAir liFT Or wHEElCHAir CArriEr
Enter your Disabled Person License Plate, or Disabled Veteran License Plate, or Permanent Disabled Person Parking Placard
number below:
DISABLED PERSON PLATE
DISABLED VETERAN PLATE
PERMANENT DISABLED PERSON PLACARD
The vehicle to which my Window Decal will be affixed is:
LICENSE NUMBER
VEHICLE MAKE
VEHICLE ID NUMBER
Mail to:
NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP
REG 256 (REV. 8/2008) WWW
A Public Service Agency
STATEMENT OF FACTS
Complete the appropriate section(s) in full (including vehicle description) and sign Section H.
LICENSE PLATE/CF NUMBER
VEHICLE/VESSEL ID NUMBER
YEAR/MAKE
A.
STATEMENT FOr uSE TAx ExEMpTiON
This transfer is exempt from use tax because it is a:
Family transfer sold between a parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, spouse, domestic partner, or siblings (if both are
minors related by blood or adoption).
Addition or deletion of family member (spouse, domestic partner, parent[s], son/daughter, grandparents, grandchildren).
Gift (does not include vehicles traded between individuals, transfer of contracts or other valuable consideration).
Court Order
Inheritance
NOTE: The use Tax Exemption cannot be claimed if the vehicle/vessel being transferred was purchased from an
otherwise qualifying relative who is engaged in the business of selling the same type of vehicle/vessel.
The current market value is: $________________ .
B.
STATEMENT FOr SMOg ExEMpTiON
The vehicle does not require a smog certification for transfer of ownership because:
The last smog certification was obtained within the last 90 days.
It is powered by:
electricity
diesel
Other ___________________________.
It is located outside the State of California. (Exception: Nevada and Mexico)
It is being transferred from/between:
The parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother, sister, spouse, or domestic partner (as defined in
Family Code §297) of the transferee.*
A sole proprietorship to the proprietor as owner.*
Companies whose principal business is leasing vehicles. There is no change in lessee or operator.*
Lessor and lessee of vehicle, and no change in the lessee or operator of the vehicle.*
Lessor and person who has been lessee’s operator of the vehicle for at least one year.*
Individual(s) being added as registered owner(s).*
* Does not require smog certification unless Biennial Smog is required.
C.
STATEMENT FOr TrANSFEr ONlY Or TiTlE ONlY
This vehicle has not been used or parked on a street or highway or off-highway. i am applying for a:
Transfer Only
Title Only
The vehicle is not currently registered. It has not been driven, moved, towed, or left standing on any California public
highway to cause registration fees to become due. It was not transported over any California public highway or operated
within California to cause off-highway fees to become due. Appropriate registration will be obtained before the vehicle is
operated.
D.
wiNDOw DECAl FOr wHEElCHAir liFT Or wHEElCHAir CArriEr
Enter your Disabled Person License Plate, or Disabled Veteran License Plate, or Permanent Disabled Person Parking Placard
number below:
DISABLED PERSON PLATE
DISABLED VETERAN PLATE
PERMANENT DISABLED PERSON PLACARD
The vehicle to which my Window Decal will be affixed is:
LICENSE NUMBER
VEHICLE MAKE
VEHICLE ID NUMBER
Mail to:
NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
ZIP
REG 256 (REV. 8/2008) WWW
STATEMENT OF FACTS
Complete the appropriate section(s) in full (including vehicle description) and sign Section H.
LICENSE PLATE/CF NUMBER
VEHICLE/VESSEL ID NUMBER
YEAR/MAKE
E.
STATEMENT FOr vEHiClE BODY CHANgE (OwNErSHip CErTiFiCATE rEQuirED)
The current market value of the vehicle or vessel is: $________________ .
Changes were made at a cost of $________________ on this date ________________ .
This is what i changed: Check all that apply:
Unladen Weight changed because __________________ (Public Weighmaster Certificate is required. Exception: Trailers)
Motive Power changed from ________________ to ________________ .
Body Type changed from ________________ to ________________ .
Number of Axles changed from ________________ to________________ .
F.
NAME STATEMENT (OwNErSHip CErTiFiCATE rEQuirED)
Please print
I, _______________________________ and _______________________________ are one and the same person.
My name is misspelled. Please correct it to: _________________________________________________________
I am changing my name from _____________________________ to ___________________________________
g.
STATEMENT OF FACTS
I, the undersigned, state:
H.
AppliCANT’S SigNATurE
I certify (or declare) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and
correct.
PRINTED LAST NAME
FIRST NAME
MIDDLE NAME
DAYTIME PHONE NUMBER
(
)
SIGNATURE
DATE
x
REG 256 (REV. 8/2008) WWW
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