Form VTR-52-A "Application for Farm License Plates" - Texas

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Application for
County Use Only
License No 1
Farm
License No 2
License Plates
Mo/Yr of Exp
Date Issued _____________
Instructions
Submit the completed application; payment in the form of a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check; and proof of eligibility to your
local county tax assessor-collector’s office. Fees are non-refundable.
Farm Plate Eligibility: Applicants must provide a current permit card issued by the Texas Comptroller’s office with a Texas Agricultural and
Timber Exemption Registration Number unless otherwise exempt from the requirement.
WARNING: Farm Truck or Farm Truck Tractor license plates may not be issued to:
passenger vehicles (unless reconstructed for delivery purposes and corrected title is applied for),
vehicles transporting livestock (unless for the purpose of sale), and
vehicles used for gainful employment or for hire, including transportation to and from a place of employment.
CO-OPs and Marketing Associations: Applicants must provide a Filing Number issued by the Texas Secretary of State’s office and present
evidence as described on page 2. The trailer/semitrailer must be titled and/or registered in the co-op or marketing association’s name.
Applicant Information
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Suffix
County
Address
City
State
ZIP
Email
Phone Number
Name of Farm/Ranch/Timber/CO-OP/Marketing Association Operation
Ag/Timber Number, or if applying for a trailer/semitrailer, you may list Secretary of State’s filing number for co-op/marketing association
Farm Truck or Farm Truck Tractor Vehicle 1
Vehicle Identification Number
Year
Make
Body Style
Empty Weight (lbs.)
Carrying Capacity (lbs.)
Gross Weight (lbs.)
Farm Trailer/Semitrailer Vehicle 2
Vehicle Identification Number
Year
Make
Body Style
Empty Weight (lbs.)
Carrying Capacity (lbs.)
Gross Weight (34,000 lbs. or less)
Certification
– State law makes falsifying information a third degree felony.
I certify the vehicle(s) listed above will only be used for the following purposes or is a trailer/semitrailer owned by a farmers’ co-op or
marketing association under Agriculture Code, Chapter 51 or 52:
Farm Truck/Farm Truck Tractor will be operated to transport my own poultry, dairy, livestock, livestock products, timber in its natural state,
and farm products to market or to other points for sale or processing; laborers from their place of residence; and materials, tools, equipment,
or supplies, without charge, from the place of purchase or storage to my own farm or ranch exclusively for my own use on such farm or ranch.
The vehicle will not be used for the current year with a gross weight in excess of 46,000 lbs. The vehicle may be used to allow farmers/ranchers
to participate in equine activities or attend livestock shows.
Farm Trailer/Semitrailer will be used exclusively to haul seasonally harvested agricultural products or livestock from the place of production to
the place of process, market, or storage, or farm supplies from the place of loading to the farm. The vehicle may be used to allow
farmers/ranchers to participate in equine activities or attend livestock shows. The vehicle will not be used for the current year with a gross
weight in excess of 34,000 lbs.
Farm Trailer/Semitrailer is owned by a cotton gin and will be supplied, without charge, to farmers to haul agricultural products from the place
of process, market, or storage of the agricultural products to the farm. The vehicle will not be used for the current year with a gross weight in
excess of 34,000 lbs.
Farm Trailer/Semitrailer will be used solely to haul fertilizer or cottonseed, without charge, between a place of supply or storage to farms or
place of process and return. The vehicle will not be used for the current year with a gross weight in excess of 34,000 lbs.
Signature
Date
Form VTR-52-A Rev 10/2017
Form available online at
www.TxDMV.gov
Page 1 of 2
Application for
County Use Only
License No 1
Farm
License No 2
License Plates
Mo/Yr of Exp
Date Issued _____________
Instructions
Submit the completed application; payment in the form of a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check; and proof of eligibility to your
local county tax assessor-collector’s office. Fees are non-refundable.
Farm Plate Eligibility: Applicants must provide a current permit card issued by the Texas Comptroller’s office with a Texas Agricultural and
Timber Exemption Registration Number unless otherwise exempt from the requirement.
WARNING: Farm Truck or Farm Truck Tractor license plates may not be issued to:
passenger vehicles (unless reconstructed for delivery purposes and corrected title is applied for),
vehicles transporting livestock (unless for the purpose of sale), and
vehicles used for gainful employment or for hire, including transportation to and from a place of employment.
CO-OPs and Marketing Associations: Applicants must provide a Filing Number issued by the Texas Secretary of State’s office and present
evidence as described on page 2. The trailer/semitrailer must be titled and/or registered in the co-op or marketing association’s name.
Applicant Information
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Suffix
County
Address
City
State
ZIP
Email
Phone Number
Name of Farm/Ranch/Timber/CO-OP/Marketing Association Operation
Ag/Timber Number, or if applying for a trailer/semitrailer, you may list Secretary of State’s filing number for co-op/marketing association
Farm Truck or Farm Truck Tractor Vehicle 1
Vehicle Identification Number
Year
Make
Body Style
Empty Weight (lbs.)
Carrying Capacity (lbs.)
Gross Weight (lbs.)
Farm Trailer/Semitrailer Vehicle 2
Vehicle Identification Number
Year
Make
Body Style
Empty Weight (lbs.)
Carrying Capacity (lbs.)
Gross Weight (34,000 lbs. or less)
Certification
– State law makes falsifying information a third degree felony.
I certify the vehicle(s) listed above will only be used for the following purposes or is a trailer/semitrailer owned by a farmers’ co-op or
marketing association under Agriculture Code, Chapter 51 or 52:
Farm Truck/Farm Truck Tractor will be operated to transport my own poultry, dairy, livestock, livestock products, timber in its natural state,
and farm products to market or to other points for sale or processing; laborers from their place of residence; and materials, tools, equipment,
or supplies, without charge, from the place of purchase or storage to my own farm or ranch exclusively for my own use on such farm or ranch.
The vehicle will not be used for the current year with a gross weight in excess of 46,000 lbs. The vehicle may be used to allow farmers/ranchers
to participate in equine activities or attend livestock shows.
Farm Trailer/Semitrailer will be used exclusively to haul seasonally harvested agricultural products or livestock from the place of production to
the place of process, market, or storage, or farm supplies from the place of loading to the farm. The vehicle may be used to allow
farmers/ranchers to participate in equine activities or attend livestock shows. The vehicle will not be used for the current year with a gross
weight in excess of 34,000 lbs.
Farm Trailer/Semitrailer is owned by a cotton gin and will be supplied, without charge, to farmers to haul agricultural products from the place
of process, market, or storage of the agricultural products to the farm. The vehicle will not be used for the current year with a gross weight in
excess of 34,000 lbs.
Farm Trailer/Semitrailer will be used solely to haul fertilizer or cottonseed, without charge, between a place of supply or storage to farms or
place of process and return. The vehicle will not be used for the current year with a gross weight in excess of 34,000 lbs.
Signature
Date
Form VTR-52-A Rev 10/2017
Form available online at
www.TxDMV.gov
Page 1 of 2
Additional Information
The vehicle cannot be used in connection with other gainful employment other than farming or ranching.
The vehicle may be used as the means of passenger transport, without charge, only by me or by members of my family to
attend church or school, to visit doctors for medical treatment or supplies, and for other necessities of the home and family.
The following definitions apply:
"Equine animal" means a horse, pony, mule, donkey, or hinny.
Participating in equine activities means riding, handling, training, driving, being a passenger on, or assisting a
participant or sponsor with an equine animal, including assisting in the medical treatment of an equine animal and
management of a show involving equine animals.
“Livestock show” means a nonprofit event where more than two species or breeds of livestock animals are gathered for
exhibition or competition.
Warning: Transportation Code, Chapter 502, provides that the owner of any commercial motor vehicle displaying Farm Truck or
Farm Truck Tractor license plates used or permitted to be used for any purpose other than those listed in the last statement of
use on page 1 of this application is guilty of a misdemeanor upon conviction, the owner will be fined not less than $25 or more
than $200, and each use or permission for use of such vehicle constitutes a separate offense.
Applicants for Farm Truck and Farm Truck Tractor license plates are required to pay an additional $5 assessment for the Young
Farmer Loan Guarantee Program.
Any trailer/semitrailer displaying a Farm Trailer/Semitrailer license plate that is operated and moved upon the public highways of
this state in violation of Transportation Code, Chapter 502, will be deemed to be operated or moved unregistered and will
immediately be subject to the regular registration fees and penalties as prescribed by law.
Ownership Evidence: Farm trailers and semitrailers are not exempt from the Certificate of Title Act. Regardless of the evidence
of ownership presented, you should retain such evidence, and it should not be surrendered to the county tax assessor-collector’s
office.
Farm trailers and semitrailers with a gross weight 34,000 lbs. or less may be issued a certificate of title at the discretion of the
owner. If an owner of a farm trailer or semitrailer with a gross weight of 34,000 lbs. or less chooses not to apply for title, the
evidence of ownership should be retained by the owner.
CO-OP and Marketing Association’s Evidence. Farm Trailers/Semitrailers owned by a farmers’ co-op incorporated under Chapter
51 or a marketing association organized under Chapter 52, Agriculture Code, do not require proof of the Ag/Timber Number for
registration. Any one of the following may be presented to the county:
“Article of Incorporation” or “Certificate of Formation” filed with the secretary of state’s office
“Certificate of Fact” provided by the secretary of state’s office
“Business Organizations Inquiry” printout from the secretary of state’s website
Statement from the entity on letterhead, which includes the filing number issued by the secretary of state’s office
Instructions for County Tax Assessor-Collector
If the applicant is applying for registration and title, this application must be completed in duplicate. The original copy
must be retained by your office, and a duplicate copy must be attached to the title transaction.
This application must be submitted before license plates may be issued or transferred to the applicant for the vehicle
described on page 1.
When evidence is presented by a co-op or marketing association it should not be retained by your office.
Form VTR-52-A Rev 10/2017
Form available online at
www.TxDMV.gov
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