Vehicle Code – VC 4002
When moved or operated under a permit issued by the department, registration is not required of:
(a) A vehicle not previously registered while being moved or operated from a dealer’s, distributor’s, or manufacturer’s place of business to a place where essential parts of the vehicle are to be altered or supplied.
(b) A vehicle while being moved from a place of storage to another place of storage.
(c) A vehicle while being moved to or from a garage or repair shop for the purpose of repairs or alteration.
(d) A vehicle while being moved or operated for the purpose of dismantling or wrecking the same and permanently removing it from the highways.
(e) A vehicle, while being moved from one place to another for the purpose of inspection by the department, assignment of a vehicle identification number, inspection of pollution control devices, or weighing the vehicle.
(f) A vehicle, the construction of which has not been completed, until such time as the construction thereof is completed and final weights and costs can be determined for registration purposes.