You may have recently received a letter in regards to P Tags that has left you a bit confused. Here’s a synopsis of that:

  1. If you are an IFTA/IRP carrier it does not affect you.
  2. If you are an Intrastate commercial carrier that is using the vehicle for commercial purposes it does not affect you.
  3. The 3 bullet points for who must exchange their plateare all 3 to be used as a combined disqualifier for the property carrying tag and not used as separate disqualifiers.
  4. These letters were issued for every vehicle in the state that currently is registered with a P tag
  5. Customers who have the P tag are being asked to self-identify as a commercial or non-commercial customer

For example: A.    If you have a Toyota Corolla and have it registered with a P Tag and are not actually using it for commercial purposes but rather for an advantage to parking in certain cities, you are being asked to identify non-commercial and have a regular plate issued to your vehicle.

  1. If you have a Ford F350 and haul your large boat and it places your GVW at 35,000#, you no longer are required to have a P tag.  With the new change, non-commercial vehicles up to  54,000# can be issued a regular license plate.
  2. If you have a current P Tag and choose not do anything with this letter, you will default to a commercial customer on July 1, 2024.
  3. Vehicle Services created the ACT37help@scdmv.net email to answer questions.