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Subchapter 002 : Fees and Exemptions(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 376)
§ 376. State, municipal, fire department, and rescue organization motor vehicles
(a) A fee shall not be charged for registration of motor vehicles owned by the State.
(b) The fee for registration of a motor vehicle owned by any municipality in this State and used entirely by it or any other municipality for municipal purposes shall be $12.00 in lieu of fees otherwise specified in this chapter. As used in this subsection, the term municipality shall include county-owned vehicles. The Commissioner shall issue specially designed registration plates for county-owned sheriffs' departments' vehicles.
(c) The registration fee for registration of a motor truck, trailer, ambulance, or other motor vehicle, owned by a volunteer fire department or other volunteer fire fighting organization or other organization conducting rescue operations and used solely for fire fighting or rescue purposes shall be $12.00 in lieu of fees otherwise specified in this chapter. A motor vehicle or trailer registered under this section shall be plainly marked on both sides of the body or cab to indicate its ownership.
(d) The use of a school bus owned by a municipality in this State, whether or not that use is compensated, shall be considered a municipal purpose within the meaning of this section.
(f) A replacement registration plate shall be provided by the Commissioner upon the payment of a fee of $9.00.
(g)(1) The fee for registration of a motor vehicle obtained from the government as excess government property, or a vehicle purchased with 100 percent federal funds and used for federally supported local programs, shall be $14.00, in lieu of fees otherwise specified in this chapter. The Commissioner shall determine the eligibility as to whether or not the motor vehicle qualifies for this registration and ownership of the vehicle shall be plainly marked on both sides of the body or cab.
(2) The registration of a vehicle used for other than federally supported local programs shall be revoked. (Amended 1961, No. 50, eff. April 1, 1962; 1963, No. 190; 1967, No. 129, § 10; 1971, No. 150 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1973; 1975, No. 192 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1977, No. 258 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 19, 1978; 1979, No. 42; 1979, No. 190 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1981, No. 87, § 15; 1989, No. 51, § 26; 1989, No. 82, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 1990; 1997, No. 39, § 6; 2015, No. 159 (Adj. Sess.), § 24.)