Section 45-8-200.08Application by mail.
All applications for motor vehicle tags by mail and the correct amount of taxes and fees shall be received by the commissioner of licenses on or before the last day of the month of expiration, and the commissioner of licenses shall mail such tag forthwith. Applications by mail which are postmarked on or before the last day of the month of expiration are deemed to have been received by the license commissioner on the date of the postmark. The commissioner of licenses shall charge and collect a reasonable fee for each motor vehicle license tag issued by mail, in addition to all fees prescribed by law. The county commission shall, by resolution, annually establish the amount of the fee, upon a written recommendation of the license commissioner. The license commissioner shall submit his or her recommendation on or before October 1 of each year. Upon receipt of the recommendation, the county commission shall set the fee for the following calendar year. Such additional fee shall be paid by the owner of the motor vehicle with his or her mailed request for license tags, and such fees collected by the commissioner of licenses shall be paid into the general fund of the county. The procedure authorized by this part for the payment of ad valorem taxes and motor vehicle license taxes and the issuance of license tags is optional, additional, and alternative to the procedure now provided by law. Each owner of a motor vehicle shall continue to have the right to pay taxes and to receive his or her tag in person without the payment of the additional fee hereinabove provided. All the forms necessary in the administration of this part shall be furnished by the State Department of Revenue.
(Act 1965, No. 154, p. 218, §9; Act 83-442, p. 623, §1; Act 83-631, p. 982, §1; Act 86-211, p. 275, §1.)