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Specialty tag costs going up

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder All other tags will be assessed the $5 fee at the time the metal plate is issued. People purchasing replacement tags or their annual decal won’t be assessed the issuance fee. The $5 goes to the Alabama Department of Revenue to cover costs registration and licensing.A small number of tags are exempt from the $50 uniform price including the Helping Schools ($20 which goes to local school district). While exempt from the $50 fee, the cost of the Helping School tag increased from $15 to $20.Other tags exempt from the $50 uniform price are: Retired Educator ($25 which goes to Alabama Penny Trust Fund); all Firefighter plates ($23 to $105 depending on type of vehicle); Rescue Squad (free to $105 depending on vehicle type); Amateur Radio tags ($23 to $890 depending on vehicle type); and veterans and military plates ($3 to $105 depending on type of vehicle.)Disability plates will also be exempt from the change. The cost for those plates ranges from $23 to $105 depending on vehicle type.Several new specialty tags have been created including the Alabama Bicentennial plate in honor of the state’s 200th birthday in 2019. The tag will cost $50 and won’t be issued after 2020. The Legislature approved the creation of an “In Memory” plate.The plates will feature the words “In Memory” at the bottom and can be personalized. There is a $50 cost.The Alabama Legislature created the Legion of Valor, Bronze Star and Professional Firefighter plates.Specialty license plates in all categories except Amateur Radio Operator may now be issued for motorcycles.Firefighter plates will see a small increase, with 25 cents tacked on to each tag. That money will go to the Alabama Joint Fire Council, which will use the money to expand and maintain the Alabama Firefighter Memorial. Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Those who are among the tens of thousands of Alabamians who have a specialty car tag could be paying more for those tags in 2016.The Alabama Legislature passed a bill during the last session to make the fee for most specialty tags $50 plus a $5 issuance fee. The new fee structure went into effect January 1, 2016.“Our Probate team, our software company and the Alabama Department of Revenue have been working together to implement all of the new mandates passed during the 2015 legislative session,” Allen said. “The legislature often makes changes to the car tag process and our team works hard to make it as easy as possible for the customer to conduct business with their probate office.” Specialty tag costs going up By Jaine Treadwell Allen said the change will standardize the fees charge for those wanting to purchase one of the 120-plus different types of specialty license plates offered through the Department of Revenue. Proceeds from the tags most often go to the organization or group featured on the tag or back to the state.In the past, the tags had fees ranging from $5 to $50.Allen said according to an earlier statement by Gov. Robert Bentley the higher fee won’t be assessed on the “God Bless America” or the “Sweet Home Alabama” tag, which are standard state tags. However, purchasers will have to pay the $5 issuance cost or $50 if the tags are personalized. Latest Stories You Might Like Farming Issues Key in 2015 The year 2015 was an important year for Alabama agriculture. There were top stories for many of the state’s 67… read more Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more