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Commercial Bus

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  • Code Section: 40-12-246
  • Primary Tag Type(s): BU
  • Secondary Tag Type(s): Q1 through Q6
  • Series Began: October 2018

Registrants who operate commercial buses and transport passengers for pay or for hire may purchase license plates in this category.

The plates may not be personalized.

The license plate design changes every five (5) years.


Registration fees are distributed in accordance with the provisions of Section 40-12-269.

  • Registration: $47.50-210.00 depending on the seating capacity of the bus
  • Additional fees: N/A

Seating Capacity for Registration Fees

Plate Seating Capacity Registration Fee
Q1 1-5 $47.50
Q2 6-10 $60.00
Q3 11-15 $85.00
Q4 16-20 $110.00
Q5 21-40 $160.00
Q6 41 + $210.00


•Each motor bus operated on public highways in this state which is owned by a church, private school, hospital, or other eleemosynary institution and used only for the purposes of such institution, regardless of whether any compensation may be charged to any passenger, a license tax or registration fee of $13 is hereby imposed and shall be charged.