To: Tax Collectors and License Plate Agents

From: Carl A. Ford, Director

Advisory Date: 03/09/09 Implementation Date: Immediately

Advisory Number: R09-01





On May 11, 2009, the United States Postal Service will increase the postage fee. The increase will affect the mailing fee for license plates and decals, when applicable. The new mail fee for a license plate will increase to $2.15. The new mail fee for a decal will increase to $0.70. A FRVIS patch is in place to update the fee tables in each office. For renewal notices, the new mail fees will be included on the June 2009 renewal data file. Since the new fees were effective in the middle of the month, this may cause an operational issue in your offices for May renewals that are received in the mail after May 11, 2009. For those renewals, you have two choices:


         Enter an effective date prior to May 11, 2009 in order to change the old fee

         Allow a 5 cents shortage.


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