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April 20, 2013

New eligibility rule for farm license plates

Parker County residents will now need to provide proof of eligibility at the Tax Assessor-Collector’s office in order to obtain farm license plates.

The state comptroller began issuing Agriculture and Timber Registration Numbers in January 2012 to farmers and those involved in the production of agricultural and timber products for eligible sales tax-exempt purchases.

“Prior to The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles adoption of the new eligibility requirement in March of this year, an applicant for farm plates was allowed to add their permit number to the application,” Parker County Tax Assessor-Collector Marjorie King stated. “Under TxDMV’s new rule, the Ag/Timber card used for proof of registration must be current, legible, contain a registration number and be in the name of the person or company in which the vehicle will be registered.”

It is important for Parker County residents to know that farm vehicles are only eligible for the reduced fee if they are used for specific purposes, including:

Transporting the registrant’s own poultry, dairy, livestock or farm products to another location for sale or processing.

• Transporting farm or ranch workers to or from their place of employment.

• Transporting farm supplies or equipment from place of purchase or storage to the farm or ranch.

• Transporting the owner or owner’s family to church, school, medical appointments, equine activities or other trips for home or family necessities.

Applicants for farm plates are required to sign a statement that explains the complete operation restrictions.

Information on the online application process for the Ag/Timber number may be found at  www.GetReadyTexas.org.

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