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What supporting documents do I need to submit for my application?

Required supporting documents are listed by applicant type below. 

Note: Submitting incomplete or incorrect supporting documents will delay your application approval and may result in your application being cancelled. Visit our sample supporting documents page and use the checklist included to help avoid the most common mistakes. 

Individual:

1. A signed copy of your CVRP Application Form.

2. A complete copy of your executed and signed vehicle lease or purchase agreement.*,†

3. Proof of temporary or permanent vehicle registration. † 

4. A copy of your California driver’s license.

5. A completed and signed IRS Form 4506-T, if selected for income verification. ††  

 

Individual (Increased Rebate for Lower-Income Applicants):

1. A signed copy of your CVRP Application Form.

2. A complete copy of your executed and signed vehicle lease or purchase agreement. *,†

3. Proof of temporary or permanent vehicle registration.

4. A copy of your California driver’s license.

5. Proof of household income, if selected for income verification. ††

o One completed Household Summary Form

o A completed IRS Form 4506-T for every household member age 17 and older 

o Additional documentation may be requested to provide complete details on income and household size 

If an applicant participates in one or more of the public assistance programs on CVRP’s Categorical Eligibility List, they may also submit documentation confirming their participation for consideration by the Administrator. 

Business/Non-Profit:

1. A signed copy of your CVRP Application Form.

2. A complete copy of your executed and signed vehicle lease or purchase agreement.*,†

3. Proof of temporary or permanent vehicle registration.

4. Proof of California-based business: local business license, articles of incorporation, or other formation document filed with the California Secretary of State.

Government:

1. A signed copy of your CVRP Application Form.

2. A complete copy of your executed and signed vehicle lease or purchase agreement.*,†

Note: If your vehicle was purchased through General Service Administration (GSA), please provide a copy of the GSA purchase order and certificate of origin.

3. Proof of temporary or permanent vehicle registration.

Note: If your vehicle is a federal motor vehicle and has U.S. government registration and plates, please provide a written statement from a member of your agency with signature authority that indicates the vehicle will remain operational in California for a period of at least 30 months.

 

* For zero Emission Motorcycles, evidence of maintenance free batteries (and sealed if lead-acid) and a 24-month warranty is also required.

† For CVRP Rebate Now preapproval applications, vehicle documentation (purchase/lease agreement and proof of registration) is not required until after the applicant has purchased or leased a vehicle. If the dealership claims the rebate and subtracts the preapproved rebate amount from the vehicle price, the dealership is required to submit these documents on the applicant’s behalf; if the applicant claims the rebate, the applicant is required to submit them in order to receive the rebate payment. 

 †† Only a portion of applicants will be selected for income verification. You do not have to submit proof of income unless you have been selected for income verification. For applicants selected for income verification and whose most recent tax year transcripts are not available, additional documentation will be required to verify compliance with current income requirements.  Additional documents may include, but are not limited to, paystubs, bank accounts statements, business bank account statements, brokerage account statements and/or summary of benefits.  

View Sample Supporting Documents PDF

How do I know if I've been selected for income verification?