The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) enrollment period for 2021 is open from October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. This puts vehicle registration with the program back on track after several years of delays to the enrollment start date.
The cause of the delay was approval of the registration fees. The UCR board acknowledges that this has caused confusion and frustration on the part of motor carriers and law enforcement. Also noting that the approval process can take up to 12 months, the board has made changes to its process, creating a timeline that should allow fee approval each year by October 1.
If it seems as though you just paid your yearly fee, you may be right. Registration for 2020 didn't open until February 13. The COVID-19 pandemic further delayed the enrollment and enforcement period, giving carriers until July 1, 2020 to register.
While this deja vu experience may be unpleasant or inconvenient, the process change put in place by the UCR board should alleviate the need to have to pay the fees in the future with such a quick turnaround.
The fees for the 2021 registration year remain the same as 2020, and are as follows:
|Number of CMVs||2021 State Fees|
|0 - 2||$59|
|3 - 5||$176|
|6 - 20||$351|
|21 - 100||$1,224|
|101 - 1,000||$5,835|
|1,001 and above||
*Chart represents proposed revised state fees, does not include J. J. Keller fees.