POLSON — CSKT’s signature license plate may be revoked once a new state law goes into effect in January.
Montana state law now requires that all specialty license plates must exceed 400 registered plates annually. The CSKT license plate currently has 239 registered plates. Unless an additional 141 plates are registered between now and January 3, 2020, the CSKT license plate will be revoked under MCA 61-3-474 and 475.
Under the state law, a registered plate snapshot will be taken January 3 each year and if the snapshot does not meet the 400 requirement, the specialty plate will be revoked. Plates that have been in circulation less than three years from the snapshot date will not affected.
CSKT’s plate was released in July 2015. As the law states, if an organization is revoked, they may not apply for another specialty plate for four years.
Anyone with a vehicle with an active registration may switch out their plates at any time by providing the back plate (with the tabs/stickers) and exchanging for another. There is a $20 fee for the plate, which goes to the Tribal Education Department. There may be additional fees for those not exempt from state costs.
The CSKT license plate has generated more than $5,000 in scholarships that were distributed by CSKT’s Education Department.