168.127 FLEET VEHICLES; REGISTRATION, FEE.
Subdivision 1. Unique registration category.
A unique registration category is established
for vehicles and trailers of a fleet. Vehicles registered in the fleet must be issued a distinctive
license plate. The design and size of the fleet license plate must be determined by the
Subd. 2. Annual registration period.
The annual registration period for vehicles in the fleet
will be determined by the commissioner. The applicant must provide all information necessary to
qualify as a fleet registrant including a list of all vehicles in the fleet. On initial registration, all
taxes and fees for vehicles in the fleet must be reassessed based on the expiration date.
Subd. 3. Registration cards issued.
On approval of the application for fleet registration the
commissioner must issue a registration card for each qualified vehicle in the fleet. The registration
card must be carried in the vehicle at all times and be made available to a peace officer on demand.
The registered gross weight must be indicated on the license plate.
Subd. 4. Filing registration applications.
Initial fleet applications for registration and
renewals must be filed with the registrar or authorized deputy registrar.
Subd. 5. Renewal of fleet registration.
On the renewal of a fleet registration the registrant
shall pay full licensing fees for every vehicle registered in the preceding year unless the vehicle
has been properly deleted from the fleet. In order to delete a vehicle from a fleet, the fleet
registrant must surrender to the commissioner the registration card and license plates. The
registrar may authorize alternative methods of deleting vehicles from a fleet, including destruction
of the license plates and registration cards. If the card or license plates are lost or stolen, the fleet
registrant shall submit a sworn statement stating the circumstances for the inability to surrender
the card, stickers, and license plates. The commissioner shall assess a penalty of 20 percent of the
total tax due on the fleet against the fleet registrant who fails to renew the licenses issued under
this section or fails to report the removal of vehicles from the fleet within 30 days. The penalty
must be paid within 30 days after it is assessed.
Subd. 6. Fee.
Instead of the filing fee described in section
168.33, subdivision 7
applicant for fleet registration shall pay an equivalent administrative fee to the commissioner
for each vehicle in the fleet.
History: 1986 c 453 s 2; 1996 c 435 s 9; 1Sp2005 c 6 art 2 s 13