My boyfriend went to the first site on google to renew his tags. They charged him over $30 to do it, plus $15 to ship overnight, and didn't acutally charge us the full amount owed, so we didn't get the tags. We couldn't pay the remainder through DMV because he had already started the process through cartagz, and the number we had to contact them wouldn't let us actually speak to a person. It asked us for our phone number, which we entered and said it wasn't on record and would hang up on us. The only way we could get the tags was to pay the remainder balance plus an additional $30+ fee. This site is a SCAM, just go to DMV online and pay for free.
This is ridiculous on top of our already expensive registration FEES they want to charge $30.00 fee for paying it online. On this site ( https://www.dmv.ca.gov/wasapp/vrir/start.do) you can pay it for FREE and its an official DMV site I have used it for the passed 3 years when paying for my registration renewal and other items. CARTAGZ was not even able to find my car using Full Vin and wants to charge 29.99. This is the link to the site to use or free.https://www.dmv.ca.gov/wasapp/vrir/start.do
Wanted to transfer tags of an old truck I gifted to my son in 2004 into his name and pay registration. After putting in all the info requested they came back to me with a" congratulations. Your request is eligible to be completed through Cartagz.". They wanted a fee of $244 dollars so they could send registration ard and sticker. This sounded good to me but I checked with the DMV who told me the vehicle is not eligible for online transfer and registration. They needed the title which I donot have and bill of sale which I do not have. Thank God I checked it first before paying the money.
Cartagz is a complete and total rip off. if you're stupid enough to not pay your registration fees on...
Searched DMV CA on google, saw the "CA DMV Registration Renewal" and clicked on it. After I put in the registration info I saw the "CARTAGZ" fees. THen I realized I was on the wrong site. The CARTAGZ site looks just like the DMV site that allows for online registration payment. Hard to tell the difference except that the DMV site does not charge for the service. MY DMV registration was $141 on the CA DMV site but would have been 141 + 29.95 + the convenience fee. What a scam. My DMV stickers come through the mail, no line and no wait without the extra fees just by using the DMV web site.
Well...let's just say...$29 cartagz service fee + $3.73 convenience fee...then they strongly recommend tracked shipping at $14.50 minimum and if you want an eVersion of your registration then that's another $5! For a total of $52.23 in fees...REALLY!!! That was an extra 35% added to my $149 DMV registration.
I just went to the DMV website...paid the $149 with no extra fees and no line...
Well, I just did a quick information entering to get a price for transferring through them to get my vehicle register. They say they'll get it to me overnight. Lets, just say the total price was 500.00 and up. What a rip-off, and for those of you who did had it mail and deliver to you great, but I still wouldn't trust this site unless DMV advise one to do so.