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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.  For examples of complete Tesla Purchase and Lease Agreements, please visit our Tesla Sample Supporting Documents page.

Agreements, please visit our Tesla Sample Supporting Documents page.

 

Supporting Document

Individual

Individual Selected for Income Verification

Business/Nonprofit

Government

A signed copy of your CVRP application form

X

X

X

X

A complete copy of your executed and signed vehicle lease or purchase agreement*

X

X

X

X

Proof of temporary or permanent vehicle registration

X

X

X

X

A copy of your California driver’s license

X

X

 

 

A completed and signed IRS Form 4506-T and/or additional documentation to provide complete details on household size and income.††

 

X

 

 

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

 

 

X

 

The name of the applicant must be listed on all original documentation. For tips and other guidance, please view sample supporting documents. Please contact the administrator immediately if there is a mistake on your application form. Applicants who submit an application form with an incorrect applicant name will need to re-apply. Eligibility will be reviewed based on the Terms and Conditions in place at the time a new application is submitted. Extensions will not be granted.

* 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?