Latest Update July 2020
Want to sell your car to the State of California? See information below on selling a car in California.
The State of California Cash for Clunkers car buyback program is operated by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR). Learn more about the program and how to retire your California vehicle in the detailed information below:
Available in all locations across California, State of California vehicle retirement program also known as CAP or BAR Program promotes clean air by removing clunkers that are currently operating in California. In addition to the CAP operated by BAR and run by the California state government, there are also local vehicle retirement programs in a few select areas via local air districts.
The 2020 California car retirement program CAP (Consumer Assistance Program), is accepting new applications again.
Note: The time required to process your request and receive payment is estimated at approximately 6 to 8 weeks once they receive the application.