How long did it take you to get your CAV decals? CA owners.

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  1. Heedunk

    Heedunk Junior Member

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    DMV says takes average of 30 days to receive Decals from application receive date. It’s been 30 days and i am itching to drive in the HOV lane! How long did it take for you to review yours?
     
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    I mailed my application and check 3 weeks ago. The check has not been cashed yet for me.
     
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    Took me about 50 days in total before I received my stickers after mailing the application. Once the check was cashed it took about two weeks to get them.
     
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    damn. Now that you mention it, I don’t think DMV has cashed my check and it’s been over 30 days.
     
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    For me, it took about 5 weeks for the check to cash. About 1.5 weeks later, I had my stickers in my hands.
     
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    Darn. Guess I will be waiting for quite a while. Thanks guys
     
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    6 weeks start to finish for me;).

    Half price bridge toll made this an easy decision to do:).

    And several more years of savings coming (y).
     
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    if I applied now can I get the 2020 sticker? is there a chance they give me the 2019 sticker?
     
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    It was/is the wrong time to apply for the CA HOV sticker now. The new stickers good through 2023 will be issued starting on January 1, 2020. If you applied/apply on or before December 31, 2019, you will be issued a purple sticker, which is only good through 2022.

    The sticker program will end for good in September 2025, and all stickers will be invalid after that time.
     
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    In hindsight, I should have waited until January to apply but oh well
     
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    Got it in 5 days, even though the official waiting time on their website is 3-4 weeks. Vancouver, BC
     
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    Doesn't look like the '2020’ stickers have been announced yet. Could it be possible the purple color remains?
     
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    Of course, no, the color changes every year because it has a four-year expiration after the first date of issue. The purple sticker is good from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022.

    The new color won't get announced and become available until January 1, 2020, and it will be good through December 31, 2023.
     
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    My god, thanks for the headsup. Just put a stop on the check.. I'll resubmit my application come jan 1 2020. Worth the wait.
     
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    Regarding new sticker colors, September 30, 2025 is when the program will end for good; so, there will be three new four-year-sticker colors until then: 2020, 2021, and 2022, each issued on the January 1st of the respective year.
     
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    Good thing I found this thread!
    I just bought my 2020 Prius Prime last week. During the sales transaction, I asked my sales lady when I would be getting my CAV decal from DMV (not knowing I have to apply on my own). She told me it would take about a month for the decal to be mailed to me! I will wait and apply on or after 1/1/20.
     
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    DMV still has not cashed my check and I mailed it on 11/02. I am crossing my fingers that they do not process my application until after the new year.
     
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    Took about 5 weeks for my Prius and my BMW I3
     
  19. Heedunk

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    Update. My check has still not been cashed by the DMV. Hopefully it won’t be processed until January. I sent it early November.
     
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    Same for me. I really wanted the sticker for holiday traffic but it’s too late now. I’m hoping for a January processing as well.
     
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