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JeffCo city taking steps to enter car tag business

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One Jefferson County city is taking necessary steps to go into the car tag business. Vestavia Hills is now looking to purchase car tag software. A new state law allows Jefferson County cities to issue and renew tags.

Vestavia Hills will hold a public hearing on the software purchase Monday at 5 p.m.. The mayor has said he plans to start issuing and renewing car tags in April.

The software system doesn't cost anything up front. The cities will give the company a portion of the car tag cost. Under the law, cities can charge a five dollar fee to help cover the expense.

Earlier this month, the governor signed a bill from Representative Paul DeMarco, (R) Homewood, into law allowing Jefferson County cities to issue and renew car tags for its citizens.

More than a dozen other cities have also expressed an interest in getting into the business. It's expected to ease the long car tag lines at the Jefferson County courthouses.    

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