DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES
To: Tax Collectors and License Plate Agents
From: Carl A. Ford, Director
Subject: Custom Vehicle
Advisory Date: 08/15/07 Implementation Date: Immediately
Advisory Number: R07-12
A new license plate is in the process of being created for Custom Vehicles. A Custom Vehicle is a vehicle that is 25 years or older with a model year after 1948, or has been manufactured to resemble such a vehicle and has been altered from the manufacturer’s original design or has a body constructed from non-original materials.
A Custom Vehicle license plate will be issued to any vehicle that meets the above requirements. In order to be eligible for the Custom Vehicle license plate, the vehicle has to have been altered from the manufacturer’s original design or have a body constructed from non-original materials. If there have been no alterations to the vehicle, it does not meet the criteria for a Custom Vehicle license plate. An example would be, if a vehicle were a 1982 with no alterations, it would not be considered a Custom Vehicle and therefore would not be issued a Custom Vehicle license plate.
When the certificate of title is issued for the Custom Vehicle, the "YR” (year) will be the year the vehicle was manufactured to resemble. The actual year of manufacture must be entered in the comments description field in FRVIS. The certificate of title will be branded as a “Replica.”
Procedure RS-28 and form HSMV 83045 have been updated to reflect the addition of the Custom Vehicle.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact your Tax Collector Help Desk Representative.