To qualify for a Farm Registration, the applicant must operate a commercial farm or agricultural business located in Connecticut. Per Section 14-49(q) of the Connecticut General Statutes, a vehicle is eligible for a farm registration if it is used exclusively in connection with the commercial operation of a farm or agricultural business in Connecticut with GROSS ANNUAL SALES OF $2,500 OR MORE. No vehicle with a farm registration may be used for the purpose of transporting goods for hire, personal use, non-farm business, pleasure, recreation, or commuting to school or to non-farming employment.
To obtain a NEW Farm Registration, an Application for Registration and Title (Form H-13B) must be completed along with a Farm Registration Certificate (Form E-110), and a Connecticut insurance card on the vehicle is required.
A current copy of a FARMER'S TAX EXEMPTION PERMIT (Form OR-248) must also be submitted. This permit can be obtained through the state Department of Revenue Services. NOTE: This permit is also required at renewal.
Expected fees for a Farm Registration are as follows:
$30 – Registration Fee
$5 – Plate Fee
$25 – Title Fee
$10 – Administrative Fee
$10 – Lien Fee if Applicable
The vehicle is exempt from the 6.35% Connecticut sales/use tax if it is used directly in the agricultural production process. For tax exemption you must present a FARMER'S TAX EXEMPTION PERMIT (Form OR-248) obtained from the Department of Revenue Services.
NOTE: The FARMER'S TAX EXEMPTION PERMIT (Form OR-248) must be in the same name as the farm registration in order to qualify for the tax exemption.