California's Catalytic Converter Theft Law

The catalytic converters on many San Francisco police vehicles were stolen recently.While waiting for a parking spot in front of the police station.

We don't have to tell you that crime is a problem in every single American city.
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new, tough but simple legislation .

Now, in order to sell to a recycler, you must either be the legal owner of the vehicle it was removed from or a licenced dealer.

Dealers of scrap metal and recyclables must have this updated paperwork, which details the component and the seller's contact details.

A good example of this is the brokers and intermediaries that pay a premium for stolen components.


In the state of California, only authorised vehicle recyclers and dealerships will be able to sell and install catalytic converters.


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