California Fuel Trip Permit Information

California Fuel Trip (CFT) permits allow out-of-state registered owners to enter and travel into California for four consecutive days without obtaining a license for fuel tax purposes. This permit also allows California registered carriers to reenter California after traveling out of state if they are unlicensed for fuel tax purposes. The CFT must be obtained and completed prior to entering the state.

CFT(s) may be purchased through the following agencies and companies:

Board of Equalization (BOE)

You may apply for and purchase CFT(s) by using online registration. Online registration is the convenient way to apply and is available 24 hours a day. Most applicants will be able to print their CFT immediately after they submit their application.

If you wish to purchase CFT(s) in person, you may visit our Motor Carrier Office or any BOE district office. Our offices are open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., excluding state holidays.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

You may purchase CFT(s) from most DMV offices throughout California. For more information please contact your local DMV office directly.

Truck Stops

We have compiled a listing of known locations that sell CFT(s). Every attempt is made to keep this information current but we would recommend that you call ahead to verify that they have an available supply of fuel trip permits. Most truck stops charge a handling or convenience fee in addition to the $30 CFT cost.


Barney's Truck Stop - (I-8) Yuma, AZ 1-928-342-2696
Flying J Travel Plaza - (I-10) Ehrenberg, AZ 1-928-923-9600
Pilot Travel Center - (US-95) Quartzsite, AZ 1-928-927-7777


Macdoel Scale and Fuel – Macdoel, CA 1-530-398-4574


Golden Spike Auto/Truck Plaza – (I-15) Jean, NV 1-702-874-1515
Sierra Sid's -(I-80) Sparks, NV 1-775-359-0550
Whiskey Pete’s Shell Truck Stop - (I-15) Primm, NV 1-702-679-6614
Woody’s Convenience Store – (US-395) Carson City, NV 1-775-883-0701


Petro Stopping Center – (I-5) Medford, OR 1-541-535-3372
Witham's Truck Stop – (I-5) Medford, OR 1-541-779-0792

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding this program, please contact the Motor Carrier Office at the following address or telephone number:

Motor Carrier Office, MIC:65
State Board of Equalization
PO Box 942879
Sacramento, CA 94279-0065

Telephone 1-800-400-7115 (TTY: 711)

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