California License Plates + HOV Sticker

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  1. CaliforniaPrius

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    No stickers yet.
     
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    im itching for these damn stickers. I watch a lot of volts with the green stickers using the HOV lanes.

    I see a lot of inconsistencies on where to place them. Some folks put them on the left and right side of the rear bumper. others on the right bumper and the right corner bumper. some stickers on the front right bumper. confusing.
     
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    I think the cop car has a camera mounted. It automatically scans cars for inconsistencies, like registration, insurance, etc. No matter where you put it...
     
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    Any chance just going to the DMV to get stickers would work?
     
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    Called DMV, doesn't work that way.
     
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    Although not as long as you, my check is still uncashed too.
     
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    Wish my dealer could had gotten the stickers for me. Seems dealers get preferential service in this regard.
     
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    Surprised at the amount of time it's taking to get the stickers. I looked back at my timeline from back in 2006 when I got stickers for my Gen 2:

    latest # of HOV stickers issued?

    It took less than a month for me to get my stickers in hand back then. It also looks like I submitted two applications and two checks (it was only $8 back then!), the first app was without the license plate number, the second was with it. They ended up using the first application without the license plate number and cashing that check (since, according to the timeline, I submitted the app/check with the license plate number a day after the stickers were issued). I wonder what the backlog is now?

    Fortunately for my Prime, the dealer assigned my stickers when they sent me my plates, so it all came together in the same envelope. I bought the car in mid-November and received my plates/stickers the first full week of December, about 3 weeks later. I initially didn't put the stickers on since I only use the freeway for a small stretch during my daily commute (and only during the afternoon rush hour), but I slapped them on last week to use the carpool lane...it saves me about 5-10 minutes. I feel for you guys waiting!

    Also, on a separate note, I received my California clean vehicle $1,500 rebate check yesterday. I submitted the application/documentation on 11/22/16, received approval email on 12/21/16, received check mailed email on 1/27/17, check in mailbox on 1/30/17 (postmarked from San Diego).
     
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    today stuck in LA traffic i started at the HOV lane as it was moving fast. it was depressing.
    hmm - what dealer did you purchase from?
     
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    I called the DMV special processing unit and found as of 1/31/2017 they are processing HOV Sticker applications from 12/19/2016.
     
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    My check was cashed. Hopefully I get my stickers soon!
     
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    When did you mail it out?

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    I am waiting for a call back from the DMV today to check on the status of my stickers. Has anyone on this thread ACTUALLY GOTTEN their stickers from the DMV? Excluding those lucky folks who were helped by the dealership.

    Also, which dealers are taking care of the stickers? Mine certainly did not. I would never purchase from my dealer again (for many reasons) but now I'll add telling me they are not permitted to assist with the DMV sticker process is on my list.

    I sent my application on 1/5/17 with the proper check, license plate info...so I'm calling DMV today to make sure they received my application.
     
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    Hope mine is cleared soon. I think we submitted around the same timeframe.


    iPhone ?
     
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    They're just that far behind unfortunately. It is the DMV after all...
     
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    Damn.. So we haven't made it clear. Can we submit the application with the VIN number and NOT the license plate to the DMV?
     
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