Laws, Regulations and Annotations


Business Taxes Law Guide—Revision 2024

Diesel Fuel Tax Regulations

Title 18. Public Revenues
Division 2. California Department of Tax and Fee Administration — Business Taxes (State Board of Equalization — Business Taxes — See Chapters 6 and 9.9)
Chapter 3. Diesel Fuel Tax

Article 1. Definitions

Regulation 1411

Regulation 1411. Highway.

Reference: Section 60016, Revenue and Taxation Code.

(a) "Highway" means a way or place, of whatever nature, within the exterior boundaries of the State including a way or place within a Federal area, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel, including, but not limited to, the shoulder and rest stops, notwithstanding private participation in the maintenance of the way or place. It shall be presumed that a way or place is dedicated and accepted as a highway when it is recognized as a part of a maintained highway system by a public authority.

(b) A way or place within a national or state forest which is entirely privately maintained, or a road over which forest products are transported in a national or state forest privately constructed or maintained pursuant to an existing agreement with the public authority having jurisdiction thereof, shall not be considered a highway notwithstanding the fact that it may be declared by the public authority to be a part of its road system.

(c) A way or place is not a highway within the meaning of Revenue and Taxation Code Section 60016, during such times as it is closed by the governmental authority to the use of the public regardless of the purpose for which it is closed. A highway is open to the use of the public if vehicular travel is permitted although subject to traffic controls.

History—Adopted December 9, 1998, effective March 31, 1999.