To: Tax Collectors and License Plate Agents

From: Carl A. Ford, Director

Subject: Replacement Fee Increase and 6-Year Replacement Cycle

Advisory Date: 12/03/07 Implementation Date: 01/01/08

Advisory Number: R07-17



Effective January 1, 2008, the fee for an original license plate will increase from $10 to $12. The replacement cycle of a license plate has been extended to 6 years for plates issued beginning January 1, 2008.


License plates issued previously under the five-year replacement cycle will have accumulated $10 of Advanced Replacement Fee (ARF) credit by the time the license plate is forced to be replaced. All renewals, where a license plate is issued, processed after January 1st will collect an additional $2. The January renewal notices included the additional $2 charge that applies to license plates with a five-year forced replacement. Customers who opt to renew and replace prior to January 1st will be charged $2 less than the amount reflected on their renewal notice.


All plates issued to a biennial registration will be issued with a 6-year replacement cycle. In order to smooth the collection of revenue during the transition to the 6-year replacement cycle, license plates issued during the following time periods on annual registrations will continue to have a 5-year replacement cycle. For those registrations remaining on the 5-year replacement cycle, an initial $4 ARF credit will be shown in FRVIS in order to accumulate $12 at the end of the 5 years.


January March 2008

April June 2009

July September 2010

October December 2011


If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact your Tax Collector Help Desk Representative.