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Purple CA HOV sticker waiting room

Purple CA HOV sticker waiting room

Timeline for me:
Jan 2 - send application to DMV
Jan 9 - DMV cashed the $22 check
Jan 15 - Received stickers in the mail (they are quite bright purple...I trimmed most of the white border off before applying!)

https://imgur.com/a/AGNkziS

If you get yours, post your timeline for others to see.

wildcat | 5 February 2019

Sent the application on 1/15. It was a cashier's check so no way to tell when it gets cashed. Still waiting.

George with SacEV | 6 February 2019

Looked again at my bank account for the status of my check and IT HAS NOT YET BEEN CASHED, It was sent in on 2 January!!!

DMV California seems dedicated to massive inefficiency!

sound_designer | 6 February 2019

Update: Mailed 12/31 and cashed on 2/4

henrywho | 6 February 2019

SoCal
Mailed 12/28
Check Cashed 2/1
Called DMV Special Processing Center - over 100min wait.....
Hope my decai is coming soon!

globe-z | 6 February 2019

Update: mailed in on 1/2
Check cashed just now 2/5

globe-z | 6 February 2019

*2/6

smgandlur | 6 February 2019

Mailed 1/1/2019. Likely got picked up on 1/2. Check cased today 2/6
Hope to see purple stickers by next week.

sroh | 6 February 2019

Good to see applications sent on Jan 2 are starting to get processed. Thanks for the update!

kensyo | 6 February 2019

Dropped off at local Post office on 1/1/2019.
Check cashed today 2/6/2019

bb | 6 February 2019

Mailed 1/2.
Check not yet cashed as of 2/6.

lunde | 7 February 2019

Check sent on 2019-01-11, cashed on 2019-02-06.

vbhavsar | 7 February 2019

Mailed 01/02 and check not yet cashed as of 02/07.

hpn | 7 February 2019

update 2/7/2019 ...since Jan 5th....Check haven't cashed yet...and called DMV 1hr 45 minute wait...WTF?

already lost a month of Carpooling.....

DMV at the F'ing Finest....shitz.....

smgandlur | 7 February 2019

How long does it take to get the stickers in the mail after check is cashed?
Bay area.

JayM | 7 February 2019

Sent 1/2 from SoCal. Check still not cashed. Saw the purple stickers on a black Model 3 (my color). Hideous.

richfei | 7 February 2019

Bay area, Mailed Jan 1. Received today, Feb 7. Check not cashed

cmh95628 | 7 February 2019

Mailed application today 2/7/19. Check not cashed yet. No stickers yet. ;-)

voytres | 7 February 2019

lol

4barkie | 7 February 2019

NorCal
Mailed check 1/2
Check still has not cleared
Maybe by the end of the year?

aka3 | 7 February 2019

Bay Area
Mailed: 02-JAN-2019
Check cashed: 01-FEB-2019
Stickers arrived: 07-FEB-2019

bfenster | 7 February 2019

Bay Area
Mailed: 04-JAN-2019
Check still not cashed....

This is crazy. I'm thinking they should extend the purple stickers by a year if this keeps up much longer

bfenster | 7 February 2019

Bay Area
Mailed: 04-JAN-2019
Check still not cashed....

This is crazy. I'm thinking they should extend the purple stickers by a year if this keeps up much longer

CST | 7 February 2019

Seriously, how long should it take to process an order? Maybe 10 minutes? But I suspect there is a lot of manicuring going on instead of work.

kensyo | 7 February 2019

Update :
Dropped off at local Post office on 1/1/2019.
Decal mailed out on 2/5/2019 (Post office time stamp)
Check cashed on 2/6/2019
Decal received 2/7/2019

dgstan | 7 February 2019

Check sent 1/2/19. No movement whatsoever.

I did see a purple sticker in the parking lot at work. It wasn't that bad. I may cut the white border off mine, so it's smaller. I'll be putting them in the windows (one small one on the side and one small one in the back. The two big ones in the glove box). I won't put stickers on the painted surfaces.

sound_designer | 7 February 2019

Final Update: Mailed 12/31 and cashed on 2/4 received in mail today, 2/7.

Good luck everyone else.

SulSustain | 7 February 2019

Mailed 12/29, Cashed 1/31, Received 2/7

dantheelder | 8 February 2019

Mailed: 1/2/2019
Check not cashed and no stickers
I'm thinking of mailing in another application at this point in case the first is lost somewhere since we're already past the, "usually within 30 business days" part of the DMV timeline (https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/decal).

lumberjack | 8 February 2019

Mailed 12/31. Still not cashed.

smgandlur | 8 February 2019

Update:
Mailed 1/1/2019. Likely got picked up on 1/2.
Check cashed 2/6/19.
Sticker arrived 2/7/19

hobbitfan | 8 February 2019

1/3 form and check sent
2/8 check still not cashed
not surprised considering the DMVs incompetence and inefficiencies!

lpjakob | 8 February 2019

Update:
Mailed 1/2
Check cashed 2/6, still waiting for stickers

dmastro | 8 February 2019

12/26 check sent
1/31 check cleared
2/7 stickers received

This weekend I'll figure out how I want to affix them. I'm thinking maybe applying over some PPF so I can take them back off when expired.

Rbnaidu | 8 February 2019

@dantheelder I sent in my application on 1/2 as well and haven't yet got them.
Per DMV timeline they normally process within 30 business days which would mean by mid next week we should receive them. I would wait till then to send in a new application. These delays are frustrating for sure. In this day and age they still require us to mail in checks where they could easily have gone with a online application and payment option.

henrywho | 8 February 2019

henrywho | February 6, 2019

UPDATE:
SoCal
Mailed 12/28
Check Cashed 2/1
Purple Sticker Received: 2/7

gllivyl | 8 February 2019

I believe I sent in my check and application in November, and still no sign of anything.

That's way too long, isn't it?

sroh | 8 February 2019

I sent in my check on Jan 2. Check just cleared by account. Hope to receive stickers soon!

@gllivl, ya that's too long.

RES IPSA | 8 February 2019

Did the mid range M3 ever make the list for the HOV decals? I know back in December the mid range had still not made the list for the decals.

eric | 8 February 2019

SF Bay Area
Mailed 1/2
Check cashed 1/7
Checking the mail later to see, but my guess is the stickers show up next week

ccash | 8 February 2019

@RES IPSA

https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/eligible-carpool-sticker-list

The list just says "Model 3" with no specification, so I would think yes.

Hal Fisher | 8 February 2019

Gllivyl, send in another check. Not much to lose but $20.

RES IPSA | 8 February 2019

Mailed application on the morning of 12/31/19 from a post office (regular mail)

Sent a cashier's check so no idea when they cashed it.

Decals arrived today (2/8/19)

RES IPSA | 8 February 2019

@ccash... thanks for the info... I guess Tesla got the mid range approved. Back in December, the list only had LR, AWD, and Performance. Now I see they have mid range Model 3 specifically listed.

ccash | 8 February 2019

Ha, right you are! Apparently I scrolled down too far to 2017 and only saw the generic "Model 3". This is good news for me, as I bought a Mid Range!

sunil100 | 8 February 2019

Mailed 1/1. Checked cashed today 2/8. Hoping for stickers tomorrow !

lunde | 8 February 2019

Update: Check sent on 2019-01-11, cashed on 2019-02-06, and *red* stickers arrived on 2019-02-08.

RES IPSA | 8 February 2019

@Lunde... That sucks... Call the DMV

lunde | 8 February 2019

Planning on doing so first thing Monday morning.

Alameda EV Guy | 8 February 2019

@ Lundy, that sucks big time...joy of finally getting sticker, followed by downer of some DMV ‘idiot’ giving you wrong sticker.

Application sent 12/31, no movement. I went ahead and sent second application...worse case...none...best case, I get my stickers 1 month from now, bestest case I get 2 set of stickers.

lansingc | 8 February 2019

- Plates received and HOV app sent 1/2
- New black plates ordered 1/15
- New black plates received 1/30
- Check not yet cashed 2/8 - Am I screwed bc I updated to black plates during the sticker request process?

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