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FLHSMV Notice House Bill 1223: Dealer Plates for Heavy Trucks for Demonstration Purposes

Friday, December 28, 2012  
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 Notice from Division of Motorist Services, Bureau of Issuance Oversight, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

House Bill 1223: Dealer Plates for Heavy Trucks for Demonstration Purposes

The Bureau of Issuance Oversight, Division of Motorist Services would like to share important information with the dealers, dealer training schools and associations regarding House Bill 1223. Effective January 1, 2013, pursuant to HB 1223, a dealer of heavy trucks as defined in s. 320.01(10), upon payment of the license tax imposed by s. 320.08(12), may secure one or more dealer license plates that are valid for use on vehicles owned by the dealer to whom such plates are issued while the heavy trucks are in inventory and for sale and are being used only in the state for demonstration purposes. The license plates may be used for demonstration purposes for a period not to exceed 24 hours. The license plates must be validated on a form prescribed by the department and must be retained in the vehicle being operated.

The Department has created a form HSMV 82084 for this purpose and will post it on-line for use effective January 1, 2013 at the Department's website at http://flhsmv.gov/dmv/forms/BTR/82084.pdf. An e-mail will be sent by the Department as soon as form HSMV 82084 is posted.