|A Commercial Vehicle is any vehicle or vehicle combination used, designed or maintained for transportation of persons for hire, compensation for profit, or used primarily for the transportation of property for gain and profit and:
Commercial license plates are issued to vehicles meeting the above criteria.
- A power unit having 2 axles and a gross vehicle weight over 26,000 pounds;
- A power unit having 3 or more axles regardless of weight;
- Is used in combination and the combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
- For units with a combination wieght of over 55,000 pounds, a 2290 form from the IRS will need to be presented to the Treasurer's Office.
- The 2290 instructions can be found here in a PDF file. A blank 2290 form can be downloaded here. These are only good for the 2011-2012 year.
Effective January 1, 2009, commercial vehicles will be staggered like all other vehicles. Therefore, the expiration month will be determined by the month of purchase. Please contact the Treasurer's Office for more information.
Fees for commercial plates are broken into a County Fee and a State Fee. The County Fee is calculated in the same way as a regular registration. The State Fee is calculated depending on the gross vehicle weight of the vehicle or combination using a weight table. .
There are several discounts available for commercial registrations only. The discounts allow the owner of the vehicle to only pay a percentage of the total county fee. Only 1 of the following discounts can be applied to a registration:
- Agricultural vehicles: 25% of the total state fee;
- Logging vehicles: 25%;
- Well Service vehicles: 25%;
- Vehicles operated 2,500 miles per year or less: 15%;
- Vehicles operated 2,501-5,000 miles: 20%;
- Vehicles operated 5,001-10,000 miles: 25%;
- Vehicles operated 10,001-20,000 miles: 50%;
- Vehicles operated 20,001-30,000 miles: 75%