September 24, 2010
Collectors and License Plate Agencies
FROM: Carl A.
of Motor Vehicles
SUBJECT: October 2010
Release will be sent to all test sites on September 24, 2010. The statewide
release is scheduled for download the weekend of October 1, 2010.
Attached is a
copy of the modification log that you should read over and familiarize yourself
with prior to the release. The modification log is a tremendous help in
understanding the changes in FRVIS.
If you encounter
any problems related to the release, please check the FRVIS Release Issue Board
to determine if the problem has already been reported, and if so, if there is a
work-around. If the problem is not on the log and you still have questions,
please call your Field Support Center Help Desk Representative.
THE FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS WERE MADE IN OCTOBER 2010:
*** Release Issues
Don't forget to check this link on the Motorist
Services page of PartnerNet under System Status before calling the Field
Support Center to report problems related to the new release.
- The following new
voluntary contributions have been added to the system: League Against
Cancer/La Liga Contra el Cancer, Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, Ronald
McDonald House, Florida Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, Blind
Babies and Blind Youth Services, and The ARC of Florida.
- The following seven new
specialty plates have been added to the system. Each plate charges a
$25.00 specialty fee. The personalized configuration for each of these
plates is limited to 5 characters. Inventory and images for these plates
will be available soon.
Order of Police (ORR, ORP, ORA)
Achievers (HVR, HVP, HVA)
Me, Release Me (CER, CEP, CEA)
Florida’s Horses (HFR, HFP, HFA)
Wild Florida (FBR, FBP, FBA)
John’s River (SJR, SJP, SJA)
Summer (ESR, ESP, ESA)
- Two new acquired by codes
have been added, Airport Abandoned (A) and Insurance Unclaimed (U).
- A new body code, 3W, is now
available for automobiles that have 3 wheels (tri-vehicles). These
vehicles will follow the same rules for registration as any other
- The combined amount of
state sales tax and local option sales tax charged on vessels purchased or
imported to Florida on or after July 1, 2010 has been capped at $18,000.
- Beginning with the Children
First (CIR) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFR) specialty plates, before a
new specialty plate is manufactured, 1,000 pre-sale vouchers must be sold
for that plate. Processing of both types of vouchers, regular and
pre-sales, will occur using the existing Specialty Plate Voucher
transaction under the Miscellaneous Revenue menu option. There is no
difference in the processing of these types of vouchers. The system
determines whether or not the voucher issued is a pre-sale voucher based
on the sales status of the license plate type and then prints the correct
type of voucher. The image of the plate will be printed on the pre-sales
voucher when it becomes available.
- A pre-sales voucher cannot
be used until the associated license plate has become authorized or has
failed to meet the minimum sales requirement within 2 years of the initial
selling date. If the license plate on the pre-sales voucher becomes
authorized, the voucher can only be used with the issuance or renewal of
the specified license plate. If the license plate on the pre-sales voucher
has failed to meet the minimum sales requirement, the pre-sales voucher
can be used for the issuance or renewal of any other authorized license
plate type or the voucher can be submitted to DHSMV for a refund. A
regular voucher can only be used for the issuance or renewal of the
license plate specified on the voucher; it cannot be refunded.
- The SPV Applied (Specialty
Plate Voucher Applied) field on the fee screen has always shown the amount
of fees not charged in the transaction because these fees were paid by
using a voucher. This is still true. But when a pre-sale voucher is used
for the issuance or renewal of a specialty plate, the fee screen will look
different. The list of fees will display a positive amount for the annual
usage fee of the specialty plate that was issued and a negative amount for
the annual usage fee of the specialty plate associated with the voucher.
The SPV Applied field will only show the portion of the processing fee
that was paid when the voucher was purchased ($5.00). When the SPV Applied
field is added to the total fees charged, the result will equal the total
fees that would have been due if no voucher had been used.
- A new Derelict Vessel
customer stop has been added. A Derelict Vessel stop against a customer
will prevent the renewal of any registration owned or partially owned by
that customer except for a mobile home registration. It will not prevent
an Original registration nor will it prevent a Registration Transfer,
Transfer of Vessel/Vehicle Registration Ownership, or Replacement
Registration as long as tax months minus credit months is not greater than
11. A Derelict Vessel stop can only be cleared by DMV.
- A new indicator,
Legislative, has been added to the Registration Query and Registration
History screen. A check in this box indicates that the plate on this
registration is embossed with a type of legislative office and whether
owned by the legislator himself or by someone associated with the
legislator, it must be replaced when that legislator leaves office.
Legislative plates are ordered and issued at DHSMV but may be processed or
replaced with a regular or specialty plate at any FRVIS agency. The system
will require a legislative plate to be replaced when the legislator’s term
has ended. Use of the replacement reason LO (Leaving Office) when a
legislative plate is replaced will be allowed only when the expiration
date on the registration is past the end of the legislator’s term.
- The replacement reason of
LO (leaving office) will now allow a specialty plate to be issued. The
annual use fee and processing fees will be charged but the Original
License Plate fee will be exempted when LO is used.
- The following military
plates issued in class 037 are now allowed to have biennial registrations:
Disabled Veterans, Medal of Honor, Pearl Harbor Survivor, Purple Heart,
Ex-POW, Gold Star Family, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.
- The All US Jurisdictions check box on the
Jurisdiction screen for Temporary Operational Permits has been removed. Each
jurisdiction requested by the carrier must be checked individually.
- When processing a TOP, the
US DOT number and TIN (taxpayer identification number) of the carrier
responsible for safety must be entered. Beginning January 1, 2011, FRVIS
will communicate with the US DOT database. If the carrier responsible for
safety has a safety suspension or does not have a current MCS150 form on
file, the TOP will be denied. The Bureau of Motor Carrier Services will be
distributing information to all agencies about how to assist the customer
on correcting these problems so that he can obtain the TOP.
- When the PRINT button is
pressed to complete a TOP transaction, the image of the TOP will be
presented in Internet Explorer. You must manually
print the TOP before exiting Internet Explorer.
- An error was introduced to
the system in connection with Temporary Transfer that caused the plate to
be detached from the vehicle in certain situations when a transaction was
voided. This error has been corrected.
- Most registrations that
expire in December may be renewed as early as September but transporter
plates cannot be renewed until October. The message that was being
returned when renewal of a transporter plate was attempted in September
suggested that the transporter plate was connected to a dealer license
that needed to be renewed. This message was misleading and has been
corrected to read: Renewal can be performed after 10/1/2010.
- A Derelict Vehicle
Certificate can be issued to a vehicle that is 10 years old. The
calculation of the age of the vehicle has been changed (for Derelict
Vehicle Certificates only) to use the year of the vehicle as the first year.
Therefore in 2010, a vehicle with the year make of 2001 is eligible for a
Derelict Vehicle certificate.
- A new field, Authorized
Destruction Date, has been added to Title Inquiry and Title History
Inquiry. This field displays the first day that the metal recycler or
salvage dealer who obtained a Derelict Vehicle Certificate is authorized
to destroy the vehicle.
- When a Derelict Vehicle
Certificate is issued, any lien existing on the vehicle that is 3 years
old or older will be systematically deleted. If a lien exists that is less
than 3 years old, the Derelict Vehicle Certificate will still be issued,
but a vehicle stop, Derelict Vehicle, will be placed against the vehicle.
This stop will prevent all title activity except for a lien satisfaction.
It can only be cleared by DHSMV.
- Another new type of vehicle
stop, Derelict Vehicle Administrative stop, will get added by DHSMV if a
lienholder responds with the intent to reclaim the vehicle within 10 days
of the issuance of the Derelict Vehicle Certificate. This stop will also
prevent all title activity except for a lien satisfaction and may only be
cleared by DHSMV.
- On the DHSMV website under
On Line Services, customers may track the number of pre-sale vouchers that
have been sold for each license plate type available for pre-sale.