The purpose of the odd-even purchase requirement is to conserve motor fuel and facilitate the orderly purchase of motor fuel by alternating the days of purchase eligibility.
Retail sales and purchases of motor fuel shall be restricted to even-numbered days of the month for persons in possession of vehicles whose license plate numbers end in one of the even digits 0, 2, 4, 6, 8; and to odd-numbered days of the month for persons in possession of vehicles whose license plate numbers end in the odd digits 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.
Specialty and personalized license plates which display no ending numeral are deemed to be "odd" for purposes of the purchase requirement.
The restrictions in this part shall not apply on the 31st day of any month or on the 29th day of February in a leap year.
The following vehicles shall be exempt from the odd-even purchase requirement (motor fuel may be purchased for them on any day of the week):
Vehicles being driven for any first priority use defined in part 7620.0410. For the odd-even purchase requirement, vanpools will be those vehicles either displaying a "vanpool" designation issued by a vanpool leasing agency, vanpool services agency, or employer, or carrying at least eight passengers on a work commuting trip.
Ridesharing vehicles identified by employers with state certified conservation plans, as described in subpart 7.
Vehicles operated by a person with a disability and displaying a disability license plate or other special identification.
Vehicles with out-of-state license plates.
Motorcycles and mopeds.
Vehicles not licensed for highway use.
Vehicles held for sale by a licensed motor vehicle dealer in the ordinary course of business.
Vehicles being operated by individuals under emergency circumstances which in the judgment of the retailer demand an exception. If such an exception is granted by the retailer, the license number and signature of the person granted the exception shall be obtained.
MS s 216C.15
L 1987 c 312 art 1 s 9; L 2005 c 56 s 2
October 11, 2007