Vanity Plates and Livery Plates – What’s the Difference and How Do I Obtain One?

Vanity plates can be ordered for a variety of autos including: private passenger, commercial, motorcycle, livery, bus, camper or antique vehicles. In the state of Massachusetts, all specialty vanity plates must begin with two letters and cannot exceed more than six characters. By logging on to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation site you can search possible plates and determine if your plate of choice has already been issued.

As a livery operator, you can choose to have vanity plate that represents your business; however you are required to order a unique plate, meant specifically for your line of work. Every limousine operated by a charter-party carrier is required to be equipped with a special license plate (commonly referred to as a livery plate) issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. What’s classified as a “limousine” typically includes any luxury sedan, of either standard or extended length, with a seating capacity of not more than nine passengers, including the driver. The bottom line is that to carry passengers for a fee you must have a livery or taxicab plate.

To get your livery vehicle out on the road, aside from your livery plate you must have obtained livery insurance; conveying proof of financial responsibility. This commonly includes a Liability Insurance Certification as well as the expiration date of your insurance policy and our Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

At Wolpert Insurance, we are experts when it comes to livery insurance. We are ready to work with you to secure you the specialized protection you need, at the most competitive rate. From workers compensation to liability insurance, rest easy that your vehicle, the driver and its passengers will be safe and secure.

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