Senate Considers Bill to Increase DMV Fees

CHARLESTON– The Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced Senate Bill 477 Tuesday, a bill that would increase DMV administrative fees and the flat gas tax.

The legislation would authorize increases in the annual registration fees for vehicles from $20.50 to $50; fees for certificate of title from $5 to $10; fees for record, from $1 to $1.50; fees for id cards and license fees, from $2.50 to $5; and certificate of title/cosmetic total loss titles, special stickers, duplicate registration plates, certificate of titles and duplicate permits or drivers’ licenses from $5 to $7.50.

Counsel for the committee said these fees haven’t updated since the 1980s.

The bill also would increase the flat rate of the motor fuel tax from 20.5 cents to 25 cents per gallon.

The fiscal note from the DMV listed that these changes would generate $34 million annually.

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