New Kent eliminates requirement of county decal on vehicles
As of June 1, the New Kent County decal will no longer be a requirement for vehicles registered in the county.
Supervisors unanimously elected to do away with the requirement at Monday night’s regular board meeting.
County Administrator Rodney Hathaway first approached supervisors at the February work session with the proposal. With new state law requiring inspection stickers to be moved to the left side of the windshield, Hathaway said that previously written county code would require the locality’s decal to be placed adjacent to it.
One of the issues that raised concerns was the use of refuse sites and transfer stations in the county. In the amendment passed by supervisors, a specialized sticker will be available to use the trash sites and can be picked up at either those locations or the New Kent government building starting June 1. Those stickers will be placed on the outside of the windshield and in the lower left-hand corner. However, the stickers are not mandatory, and proof of residency can be shown in the form of a valid driver’s license or vehicle registration.
Changing the requirement of having a county decal does not eliminate the $25 vehicle registration fee required by the locality.