All publicly owned vehicles and vehicles leased by public entities must be registered as "exempt" vehicles and bear "EX" (exempt) plates. To qualify as publicly owned, a vehicle's title/registration must name a recognized public entity as the owner or lessee. Vehicles not titled and/or registered in the name of a recognized public entity are not entitled to exempt registration. Examples of recognized public entities include:
Note: To be an eligible public entity, all funding must come from government sources. Vehicles owned by constables, arts groups or any religious organization are not considered to be publicly owned.
No fee is charged for an exempt registration, however, the following requirements apply:
Note: Renewal of exempt vehicle plates must be completed at the Tax Commission through centralized renewal procedures.
This plate is only issued for use on Utah Highway Patrol vehicles.