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Supervisors OK Fairfax County License Plate Design

County needs 350 commitments to the plates before the Virginia Department Of Transportation will produce them.

Fairfax County residents will soon get to flex some county pride on their vehicles.

The Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday the design for the county license plate they signed off on earlier this month. The plate will feature the county seal, county map and website links for the county government and Visit Fairfax, the county’s convention and visitor bureau.

The license plates will cost $25 a year. The state will retain $10 of that and the remaining $15 will go towards the plate sponsor, the county says.

The initial county proceeds from the plates will go towards the World Police and Fire Games, which the county is hosting in 2015. From 2016 on, proceeds will go to Visit Fairfax to raise money for advertising and tourism.

Officials estimate the plates could bring in an estimated $250,000 a year in revenue.

Before the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles can move forward making the plates, 350 residents must commit to ordering them. Residents wishing to sign up for the county license plates will be able to do so at Visit Fairfax’s website.

“These plates are a great way for citizens to show pride in our community, and they will benefit two great causes in the Police and Fire Games, and our local tourism industry, which will bring in valuable out of state dollars into our economy,” Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) said in a statement after the approval.

Fairfax Watcher January 30, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Supervisor Herrity gets the credit for this idea. Well done on thinking out of the dull BOS box! We need more of this creative thinking in Fairfax. But...is having an official seal with official websites on YOUR license plate such a good idea? Supervisor Frey questioned this design in the Jan. 29, 2013 meeting; it appeared the design was a "done deal". If the design is to attract others to Fairfax County, It fails completely - it is not inspire a desire to see what Fairfax has to offer. Maybe they should have asked the school kids to design the plate?
Karen Parker January 30, 2013 at 11:12 PM
We love the design. Dignified. Love the 1742 date. Proud of this county. The plate is a great way to show that pride. Karen Parker

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