1. DMV is still issuing red carpool/HOV lane stickers (which expire 1/1/2022) to qualifying vehicles that were previously stickered with green or white stickers after 1/1/2017, regardless of vehicle’s year model.
2. If a qualifying vehicle has never been issued a sticker, starting January 2021, DMV will issue new BLUE stickers (which expires 1/1/2025), regardless of vehicle’s year model. Also a new color sticker will be issued in 2022. Every new color will be valid for up to 4 years, until it all comes to an end by September 2025 (unless there is new legislation).
3. The new Income-Based (IB) Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) decal program may allow a new vehicle owner of a used vehicle that was previously issued a CAV decal prior to January 1, 2017, to be issued a CAV decal, valid until January 1, 2024, if the new owner meets the following criteria:
If you see an HOV lane sticker icon on a vehicle on our site, that means we have already verified that it qualifies for a carpool lane sticker (regardless of your income). However, to determine which color sticker a particular vehicle will receive (red or blue), you should call the DMV call center @ (916) 657-8035 to confirm, unless we have confirmed the color in advance in which case it will clearly say in the comments section of each vehicle for sale.
If you have any questions, feel free to Contact us!
Click here for the current decal program.