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This question was answered based upon current rules, regulations & statutes in effect on June 29, 2017

We have an insured who sells a weight loss product from home through social media.  She is looking at getting a decal to put on her car.  Would she need to get commercial plates since she will be advertising her "business".


Kathy Cormier:  If I can contact you from that advertisement then you must have a commercial plate.  I’ve attached the plate vs. policy chart for your review see # F on the commercial plate definition

(f) A vehicle which has business advertisements or business markings thereon; provided however that markings limited to the name, address, telephone number, and logo of any corporation whose personal property is exempt from taxation under G.L. Chapter 59, §5, Clause Third or Tenth shall not be considered business advertisements or business markings for purposes of 540 CMR 2.05;

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Agent:  That’s what I thought.  Thank you.

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