DOAG: Connecticut Motor Vehicle Farm License Plates

Connecticut Motor Vehicle Farm License Plates

CONNECTICUT FARM PLATES - Section 14-49(q)

All the following conditions must be met for a vehicle to qualify for the farm exemption: (1) the vehicle must be used exclusively in agricultural production; (2) an agricultural sales tax exemption permit must be issued by the Department of Revenue Services; and (3) gross farm income in the preceding calendar year was not less than two thousand five hundred dollars. Farm plated vehicles are prohibited from transporting goods for hire (transporting products of others for pay).

Application

The initial application for a farm plate must be made in person at a Department of Motor Vehicles office. If the vehicle being registered is 10 year old or more, or was last registered out of state, it will have to be inspected. Applicants are required to submit, along with the completed farm plate application, an Agricultural Sales Tax Exemption Permit (OR-248) issued by the Department of Revenue Services.

Mileage

Farm plated vehicles are not subject to mileage restrictions in Connecticut.

Emissions

Farm plated vehicles are not subject to Connecticut emissions inspections.

Out of State Travel

Vehicles with Connecticut Farm Plates may travel in states that also have a farm or agricultural registration law. However, the driver of the Connecticut vehicle must comply with the farm registration laws of the state within which he is traveling.

Farm Tractors

Registration of farm (agricultural) tractors and self-propelled agricultural equipment is not required. Farm tractors and self-propelled agricultural equipment may not be used on public roads for transporting good for hire (transporting products of others for pay or for other commercial purposes. When operating on a public road at speeds less than the posted speed limit, the driver of a farm tractor or self-propelled agricultural equipment must yield to vehicles approaching from behind. Farm tractors and self-propelled agricultural equipment not designed or employed in general highway transportation are not permitted on limited access highways.