221.131 CARRIER VEHICLE REGISTRATION; FEES, IDENTIFICATION CARD.
Subdivision 1. Permit renewal.
Permits issued under section
are effective for a
12-month period. A permit holder must renew the permit annually by registration of the vehicles
operated under authority of that permit as required by subdivision 2. A permit holder has one
annual renewal date encompassing all of the permits held by the holder.
Subd. 2. Annual vehicle registration; fee.
(a) This subdivision applies only to holders of
household goods mover permits and motor carriers of passengers.
(b) A permit holder or motor carrier of passengers shall pay an annual registration fee of
$75 on each vehicle, including pickup and delivery vehicles, operated by the carrier under
authority of the permit or certificate of registration during the 12-month period or fraction of the
12-month period. Trailers and semitrailers used by a permit holder in combination with power
units may not be counted as vehicles in the computation of fees under this section if the permit
holder pays the fees for power units.
(c) The commissioner shall furnish a distinguishing annual identification card for each
vehicle or power unit for which a fee has been paid. The identification card must at all times be
carried in the vehicle or power unit to which it has been assigned. An identification card may
be reassigned to another vehicle or power unit upon application of the carrier and payment of a
transfer fee of $10. An identification card issued under this section is valid only for the period
for which the permit or certificate of registration is effective.
(d) A fee of $10 is charged for the replacement of an unexpired identification card that has
(e) The proceeds of the fees collected under this subdivision must be deposited in the trunk
Subd. 2a. Vehicle identification.
The permit holder must be identified on the power unit of
each registered vehicle operated under the permit. Vehicles must show the name or the "doing
business as" name of the permit holder operating the vehicle and the community and abbreviation
of the state in which the permit holder maintains its principal office or in which the vehicle is
customarily based. If the permit holder operates a leased vehicle, it may show its name and the
name of the lessor on the vehicle, if the lease relationship is clearly shown. If the name of a
person other than the operating permit holder appears on the vehicle, the words "operated by"
must immediately precede the name of the permit holder. The name and address must be in letters
that contrast sharply in color with the background, be readily legible during daylight hours from a
distance of 50 feet while the vehicle is stationary, and be maintained in a manner that retains the
legibility of the markings. The name and address may be shown by use of a removable device if
that device meets the identification and legibility requirements of this subdivision.
Subd. 3. Certificate carrier; annual vehicle registration.
Certificated passenger carriers
shall pay an annual registration fee of $40 for each vehicle, including pickup and delivery
vehicles, operated during a calendar year. The commissioner shall issue distinguishing
identification cards as provided in subdivision 2.
Subd. 4. Floater card; fee.
The department may issue to carriers subject to subdivision 2 or
3 special "floater" identification cards up to a maximum of five per motor carrier. Floater cards
may be freely transferred between vehicles that have evidence of being inspected under section
221.0252, subdivision 3
, paragraph (a), clause (2), within the previous 12 months, or have a
current Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance decal, and that are used under short-term leases by
the motor carrier. The motor carrier shall pay a fee of $100 for each floater card issued.
Subd. 5. Limitation.
The provisions of this section are limited by applicable federal law.
Subd. 6.[Repealed by amendment, 1995 c 265 art 2 s 23
Subd. 7.[Repealed by amendment, 1995 c 265 art 2 s 23
History: Ex1957 c 17 s 13; 1969 c 1031 s 5; 1969 c 1148 s 35; 1971 c 25 s 67; 1971 c 74
s 3; 1973 c 754 s 5; 1973 c 766 s 1; 1975 c 313 s 9; 1976 c 166 s 81; 1980 c 465 s 3; 1980 c
534 s 67; 1983 c 371 s 27; 1984 c 520 s 13; 1985 c 299 s 21; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 393 art 2 s
4,5; 1992 c 578 s 42-44; 1992 c 600 s 27,28; 1993 c 213 s 6; 1995 c 265 art 2 s 23; 1999 c
238 art 2 s 55; 2000 c 479 art 1 s 22