New ‘Blackout’ tags honor first responders

New ‘Blackout’ tags honor first responders


“Blackout” vehicle tags honoring first responders will be available on the first of the month, thanks to legislation supported by state Rep. Jill Ford of Madison.

“I believe the Blackout Tag will be the most popular vanity tag in the State of Mississippi,” Ford said Wednesday. “We are a state that supports law enforcement and during this current hostile climate in the White House, this will be an easy and affordable way for Mississippi to encourage those that sacrifice their lives on a daily basis.”

County Tax Collector Kay Pace said the Blackout plates, like all vanity plates, will cost $53 in addition to any renewal fees due on a vehicle. She said they will be sent to the recipient in the mail after they are ordered. They will be available through the Madison County Tax Collectors Office as of July 1.

The plates feature a black background and white lettering.

Pace said a portion of the money will go toward the State Law Enforcement and Firefighter Death Benefit Trust Fund.

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