New law affecting some license plate renewals

A new state law requires farmers and ranchers to show their state comptroller-issued Texas Agricultural or Timber Exemption Registration Number before obtaining farm license plates and/or temporary excess weight permits at county tax offices. “The law will help ensure no one can infringe on the privileges extended to our qualified farmers and ranchers who deserve them,” said Hood County Tax Assessor-Collector Teresa McCoy. “Unfortunately, as the state has grown, so have the number of reports of people abusing the farm plate and permit privileges.”