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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Consumer Assistance Program Application


Receive up to $1,500 to Retire Your Vehicle
Para obtener una solicitud en español, llámenos al 800.952.5210.
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Please fill out the application completely. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

1. Program Option
Vehicle Retirement - Income eligible vehicle owners may receive $1,500 to retire their vehicle. All others may receive $1,000.

Repair Assistance - Income eligible vehicle owners may receive up to $500 in emissions-related repairs if their vehicle fails a biennial Smog Check inspection.

For a complete list of eligibility requirements, please visit www.smogcheck.ca.gov.

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2a. Joint Registered Owner Information (if applicable)


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3. Vehicle Information


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4. Income Verification

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I acknowledge that the information provided on this application will be used to assess and verify my eligibility for assistance, and upon request, I may be required to provide documentation to the Bureau of Automotive Repair verifying household income. My signature gives consent for this information to be shared with other government agencies. I declare, under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California, that to the best of my knowledge, the information on this application is true and correct. I understand that submitting false information may result in a criminal conviction in addition to civil penalties, and that I will not be eligible to receive future assistance in the Consumer Assistance Program (CAP). I further understand and agree that if my vehicle does not meet all program eligibility requirements, it will not be allowed into the CAP.
The checking of this box serves as an original electronic signature for all registered owners of the named vehicle. It further serves as an acknowledgement by all registered owners that the information provided is for the purpose of verifying eligibility for participation in the Consumer Assistance Program.


Vehicle retirement and repair assistance can only be performed at State approved facilities. CAP will not reimburse consumers for work performed prior to the approval of an application. Financial assistance is based on the availability of funds.
Questions? Please call 866.272.9642 or visit www.smogcheck.ca.gov.
Pursuant to Section 1798.17 of the Civil Code (Information Practices Act), the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs is responsible for maintaining the information in this application. Information may be transferred to other governmental agencies if required. Individuals have the right to review the records maintained on them by the agency, unless the records are exempted by Section 1798.40 of the Civil Code.
CAP/APP (07/12)

NOTICE ON COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The Bureau of Automotive Repair of the Department of Consumer Affairs collects the personal information requested on this form as authorized by Health and Safety Code sections 44002 and 44094, and California Code of Regulations, title 16, sections 3394.4 and 3394.6. The Bureau of Automotive Repair uses this information principally to identify, evaluate, and verify applicant eligibility for Consumer Assistance Program participation.

Providing Personal Information is Voluntary

You do not have to provide the personal information requested. However, if you do not provide the requested personal information we may be unable to process your application.

Access to Your Personal Information

You may review the records maintained by the Bureau of Automotive Repair that contain your personal information, as permitted by the Information Practices Act. See below for contact information.

Possible Disclosure of Personal Information

The Bureau of Automotive Repair makes every effort to protect the personal information you provide us. The information you provide, however, may be disclosed in the following circumstances:
  • In response to a Public Records Act (PRA) request (Government Code section 6250 et seq.), as allowed by the Information Practices Act (Civil Code section 1798 et seq.);
  • To another government agency as required by State or Federal law; or,
  • In response to a court or administrative order, a subpoena, or a search warrant.

Contact Information

For questions about your Consumer Assistance Program application or records, you may contact the Bureau of Automotive Repair’s Consumer Assistance Program at 10949 North Mather Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 or by phone at (866) 272-9642.

For questions about this notice or access to Bureau of Automotive Repair records, you may contact the Bureau of Automotive Repair PRA Unit at 10949 North Mather Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, by phone at (855) 735-0465, or by email at bar.pra@dca.ca.gov.

For questions about the Department’s Privacy Policy, you may contact the Department of Consumer Affairs at 1625 North Market Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95834, by phone at (800) 952-5210, or by email at dca@dca.ca.gov.

For questions about the Information Practices Act, you may contact the Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice - Attention: Public Inquiry Unit, PO Box 944255, Sacramento, CA 94244, or by phone at (800) 952-5225.