RECIPROCITY AGREEMENT RESPECTING VEHICLE REGISTRATION
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
Wishing to prevent inconveniences for their respective residents as a result of duplication in the registration of motor vehicles operating in the territory under the jurisdiction of either party:
QUÉBEC AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA DO HEREBY AGREE THAT:
Any motor vehicle legally registered, and displaying a license plate of one of the parties may operate in the territory of the other party for the purpose of carrying out transport:
(a) between 2 points located outside the territory of the other party; or
(b) between one point on the territory of one party and another point located on the territory of the other party;
without having to register the vehicle or to pay registration fees to the other party. The same privileges shall apply to all trailers or semi-trailers legally registered in any territory and hauled by these motor vehicles.
Motor vehicles registered on the territory of one party shall also be exempt on the territory of the other party from any other charge not levied on motor vehicles registered in the territory of the other party.
Motor vehicles shall be operated according to the laws and regulations in force on the territory of the parties to this agreement.
This agreement shall not affect the requirements of the parties regarding:
(a) the payment of fuel, sales and other taxes, or insurance premiums;
(b) the financial responsibility of the beneficiary or his insurance coverage;
(c) the obtaining of a permit to operate a vehicle and the payment of any related fees, where required by one of the parties to this agreement.
Nothing in this agreement shall prohibit the imposition by the State of Florida of fees or charges as specified in Chapter 207, Florida Statutes. Specifically, any commercial motor vehicle doing business in, but not registered in Florida shall obtain an annual, trip, or emergency permit exempting such commercial vehicle from the payment of motor fuel or special fuel tax imposed by Florida law. However, the vehicle shall not be exempt from paying the fuel tax at the pump. In addition, any motor carrier whose base state imposes a regulatory fee, a highway use tax, a road tax, or another third-structure fee on Floride-based carriers shall be subject to the same tax or other fee on vehicles it uses in this state.
All agreements, oral or written, previously agreed upon or entered into by the parties, the effect of which was to grant reciprocity with respect to motor vehicles, are hereby replaced by this agreement.
This agreement shall not affect any existing or future reciprocal agreement signed between one of the parties and any third government.
This agreement shall come into force on the date agreed upon by the parties, in conformity with their internal administrative requirements, and shall be terminated upon thirty (30) days’ written notice by one party to the other.
Signed at Tallahassee this
22nd day of May 1984
Signed at Québec City
this 20th day of July 1984
in duplicate in the English and French languages, each text being equally authentic.
State of Florida
ROBERT A. BUTTERWORTH,
Executive Director, Dept. of
Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles
Dept. of Revenue
Minister of Transport
Minister of International Relations