Since 1998, the use of tracking devices within the state of California has been banned. A GPS unit or tracking device can be defined as “any device attached to a vehicle or other movable object that reveals its location or movement by the transmission of electronic signals.”
However, there is an exemption to the restricted use of a tracking device that has proved to be helpful in marital, family and/or business situations. The use of a GPS tracker is permissible when the registered owner, lessor, or lessee of a vehicle has consented to the use of the electronic tracking device with respect to that vehicle. For example, a car registered to a wife, but used by the husband, could be electronically tracked with the wife’s consent without the husband’s knowledge or consent.
Kelsay Investigations often provides tracking services for:
For more information about using a GPS locator or tracking device, please contact us today.