How does a person apply for a BIT inspection?
All motor carriers in California are required by law to have a carrier
identification number (CA number) from the CHP. If you or your company do not already
have a CA number, you may obtain a CA number by completing a ”Motor Carrier Profile”
form CHP 362, and submitting it to the CHP. There is no charge for this number,
but your BIT application, which does involve a fee, cannot be processed until you
have a CA number to include on it. The CHP 362 may be obtained at any CHP office,
or via the internet at:
• Complete an "Application for Truck Terminal Inspection-BIT Program" form CHP 365.
The CHP 365 may be obtained at any CHP office, or via the internet at:
• State and local government agencies are exempt from the inspection fees, but must
apply for and undergo BIT inspections. Federal agencies are exempt from the BIT
• BIT inspection are non-refundable, and must not be combined with fees for
any other program, license, or type of inspection.
• Send the completed application along with a check or money order for the total
amount of terminal inspection fees to:
California Highway Patrol Accounting Section — BIT Program
P.O. Box 942902
Sacramento, CA 94298-2902
NOTICE The information above is intended to give the general public an overview of BIT Program
and is not intended to be used as a legal reference. While every effort
to is made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the statutes explained herein
are subject to change without notice.