Trucks and/or trailers over 12,000 pounds run on a calendar year system unlike other vehicles. All heavy truck and trailer tags expire on December 31 of the calendar year. There is a grace period after the tag expires for renewal. The renewals will be sent out on January 1 and then may be renewed until the last day of February.
Heavy trucks pulling a trailer must have a tag that covers the weight of the truck, trailer, and any load on the truck and trailer. If renewing by mail, please allow seven days for processing.
Heavy Use Tax Form
Any heavy truck tagged over 54,000 pounds will also be subject to filing a Heavy Use Tax Form (form 2290) with the IRS. A copy of the heavy use filing is required at the time of renewal. This applies to all trucks tagged over 54,000 pounds, including those exempt due to farm use.
New purchases that will be registered at 54,000 or more are not required to provide a 2290, unless it is more than 60 days from the purchase date.
Trucks that have had the weight lowered at renewal time and increased later in the year to 54,000 pounds and up will also be required to file the Heavy Use Tax Form.