newby

King George, VA

#1 Apr 3, 2013
I find it amazing when I went to pay for my new town car stickers, they couldn't find me. I asked them why they do not bill and was told that they put an ad in the local paper.
Well if they don't bill, how do they know who has or hasn't paid for the town sticker.
The use of stickers is so outdated anyway, just increase the tax the same amount. I drove around town and found many cars without any town stickers and thought I had heard that one of our fine council persons had 5 cars and no town stickers. Sounds fishy to me.
Thanks

King George, VA

#2 Apr 3, 2013
Don't listen to gossip. There is no shortage here.
newby

King George, VA

#3 Apr 10, 2013
the point was how does the town know who has or hasn't paid for the official town sticker? Obviously, it is not enforced with so many residents not having the same.
Business

Columbia, MD

#4 Apr 10, 2013
It is enforced in the sense that it gives the police department a "reason" to set up road blocks and harass residents. It is my opinion that the only reason the town still does the stickers is strictly so the police have a "good" reason to set up road checks. They could really care less about your sticker, but its their method to a bigger fish, so to speak. Having the stickers produced is not cost effective so what other reason could it be?

Since: Jun 12

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#5 Apr 10, 2013
Business wrote:
It is enforced in the sense that it gives the police department a "reason" to set up road blocks and harass residents. It is my opinion that the only reason the town still does the stickers is strictly so the police have a "good" reason to set up road checks. They could really care less about your sticker, but its their method to a bigger fish, so to speak. Having the stickers produced is not cost effective so what other reason could it be?
Amen "Business"... you're not alone in that thought. Most municipalities have abandoned "stickers" for that exact reason. Other than using it in a city, where a sticker would indicate residence for parking purposes, you are absolutely correct in saying that the town of CB uses it for the sole purpose of issuing tickets.... hope I am incorrect.
Cindy Lou Who

Caret, VA

#6 Apr 11, 2013
Well, all I know is if you don't have one, you get a ticket. Good ennough reason for me!
Just me

King George, VA

#7 Apr 12, 2013
smartassofficial wrote:
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Amen "Business"... you're not alone in that thought. Most municipalities have abandoned "stickers" for that exact reason. Other than using it in a city, where a sticker would indicate residence for parking purposes, you are absolutely correct in saying that the town of CB uses it for the sole purpose of issuing tickets.... hope I am incorrect.
The process of having local decals on your vehicles was and is still in a lot of localities, a method of identifying residents that are delenquent in taxes. decals cannot be purchased until taxes have been paid. Ordinances giving police and deputies as well as the State Police come from a state violation of only current state and local stickers allowed on your vehicle windshield therfore giving police the authority to stop. Now ordinances have been passed in cooperations with the stae that allow local authorities to notify DMV that you have not paid taxes and renewel of tags and drivers licenses will not happen until taxes are paid. The expired sticker was/is a visible sign for law enforcement to stop and give a warning OR issue a ticket which generates a fine that may encourage people to pay thier taxes. Either way, the cost of the sticker is still collected. The question is would you rather wait up to one or two years( depending on when you purchase your stickers for your tags) or longer with drivers license renewals for people to realize they need to pay thier taxes? The stickers certainly is visible and paying fines that increase with each summons issued seems to be a quicker method to remind people thier taxes are overdue. Its simply a method of tax collections and preference of each locality how they want to do it.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#8 Apr 12, 2013
Just me... agree with everything you said, but my question is why not sell a permanent sticker, for use at dump, parking spots, etc., and collect the fee as a tack-on to PP taxes?(Which is what a lot of localities do) This would eliminate the obvious perception that they are used specifically to write tickets... every May 1 what do you see in CB? A May Day parade? Nope, several road blocks looking for updated stickers..
Taxed2wice

Romney, WV

#9 Apr 13, 2013
$40 for the sticker to ride a golf cart for half a year is ridiculous!

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