Farm Permits

AUTHORITY:

Tenn. Code Ann. Section 55-4-115

DESCRIPTION:

A Farm Permit is a temporary vehicle registration issued to increase gross weight for actual seasonal or temporary transportation of horticultural, agricultural, dairy products or livestock.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Tennessee vehicle must be currently registered in the joint ā€œJā€ plate class
  • Completed Form SF-1037 (carbon form)
  • Vehicles registered out of state may operate in Tennessee with farm permits in the following circumstances:
    • to transport products produced outside of Tennessee into Tennessee to be marketed or processed
    • to points in Tennessee for shipment, so long as the market, storage facility, processing plant or railroad is not more than 80 miles from the point of entry into Tennessee
    • to transport machinery used to harvest farm commodities
    • to transport products harvested in Tennessee from place of production to market; storage or railroad, not more than 75 miles from productions

Example:
If customer has a J2 plate which is 16,000 lbs., and they want to increase their weight to 32,000 lbs. then you would sell them the 16,000 lbs. permit; this would cover 32,000 lbs. for the vehicle. 

CLASS CODES/FEES:
1300-   16,000 lbs. ................................. $ 2.75
1301-   20,000 lbs. ................................. $ 8.25
1302-   26,000 lbs. ................................. $ 11.00
1303-   32,000 lbs. ................................. $ 14.30
1304-   38,000 lbs. ................................. $ 16.50
1305-   44,000 lbs. ................................. $ 55.00
1306-   56,000 lbs. ................................. $ 71.50
1307-   66,000 lbs. ................................. $ 82.50
1308-   74,000 lbs. ................................. $ 99.00
1309-   80,000 lbs. ................................. $115.50

SEE: JOINT "J" PLATES

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