The Ministry of Economy of Russia has prepared a draft government decree according to which citizens will be able to reserve and redeem “beautiful” car numbers. The decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2021. Details of the sale of rooms were disclosed by Kommersant with reference to the draft document.
The resolution contains “the procedure for pre-booking the state registration number of the vehicle with individual alphanumeric designations for the vehicle owner”. Citizens will be able to reserve a room with the desired combination of letters and numbers through the public services website. The reservation procedure will be determined by the subject of the federation.
To get a “beautiful” number you need to pay a state fee, or regional auctions will be held to sell them. Regions will also be able to increase or decrease the size of the duty, 50 percent of the proceeds of its payment will go to the regional budget. Bidding will last 30 days. Moreover, a citizen will not be able to bid more than five times at a time.
Requirements for operators of electronic platforms will be established by June 1, 2020. The regions were recommended to approve the rules for bidding by the end of 2020.
In November 2019, the procedure for the sale of “beautiful” car numbers was agreed. Then it was reported that car owners would be able to get the number generated by the system, or choose it on their own, but with the payment of an increased fee. It was assumed that the number would need to be redeemed within 24 hours.