Unless the DMV decides to issue a new color decal next year that expires beyond Jan. 1, 2022 (extremely unlikely), all red decals will expire on this date, regardless of when they're issued.
Think about it: How is an enforcement officer going to be able to determine the red decal expiration date of a vehicle moving in the HOV lane?
The only possible benefit that I can think of for waiting until after the 1st is for the next cycle of HOV decals (if there is one). I got lucky in that the only reason that I qualified for a red decal is that my white decal was issued after Jan. 1, 2017. Had it been issued before then, I would not have been able to apply for the red decal. YMMV
I sent my form before I got my plates as well, but got a letter saying the car wasn't registered to me at the time they processed, so I had to resubmit the application.Just got mine on Wednesday, the red ones. FYI, I send in the form before I had the plates, but I guess it was ok.
According to the DMV newsletter the color will change every year now, so you just have to wait long enough (while watching the other cars whizz by on the HOV lane).Was hoping for carbon fiber or matte black!
Yes.Anyone thinking about applying these to a piece of vinyl then sticking them on their cars?