In Virginia, farmers have registration options for vehicles used on their farms. The type of plates or placard you choose to display on your vehicle determines how the vehicle may be used.
You may choose a(n):
- Standard license plate (for registered, unrestricted use vehicles)
- "F-tag" (for registered farm use vehicles)
- Starting July 1, 2024:
DMV-issued permanent farm use placard (for unregistered farm use panel trucks, pickup trucks or sport utility vehicles)
More information on the application process for permanent farm use placards will be available at a later date. The following information explains the requirements for operating registered (F-tag) and unregistered farm vehicles, including the upcoming permanent farm use placard requirement, along with information on the appropriate use of dyed and undyed diesel fuel.