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Old 08-29-2011, 07:01 PM
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What's happening with the CO auto registration renewal fee? Last year I paid $230 (the year before, $210), and this year the fee went up to $290 -- $60 more than last year. Is this what you're experiencing, also, or am I seeing some sort of an error this year?
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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Do you have a different car than you did last year?
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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Didn't they raise the amount for tags? The tax on the value probably hasn't changed, but IIRC they raised the "fee" for tags to get around the tabor rules. IIRC, the law (tabor) allows them to add fees, but not to increase the tax or tax rates.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:11 PM
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Do you have a different car than you did last year?
Nope, the same car for the past 7 years.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:13 PM
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Didn't the raise the amount for tags? The tax on the value probably hasn't changed, but IIRC they raised the "fee" for tags.
I know they raised the fee each year for the past few years but not by this much.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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We may as well grit our teeth and get ready for increases every way they can manage to think up. Government, whether local, county, state or federal is broke, and we are the only milk cow they have.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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I drive older vehicles ('92 Buick LeSabre and a '94 Jeep Cherokee.) Both registrations went up about $25 or so.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Don't even get me started on this BS. I still have no idea why The state of Colorado thinks that vehicles are real estate. It almost gives me anurysms.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:24 AM
 
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I have yet to register my vehicle, but this is surprising (to me) to hear. So it's really in the $200 range? Does it vary at all by county, or is it set at the state level and consistent across counties?

Where I lived previously, the annual registration was about $70, and changed little over the past 10 years.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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Auto registrations are relatively expensive in Colorado--and there are a couple of very good reasons. First, it is the ugly side of the state's population growth. More people means more roads--and they cost like hell to build and maintain. The money has to come from somewhere. Instead of making development pay its own way, Colorado has chosen to socialize those costs upon all of the taxpayers--in this case, everybody who registers a vehicle. So, the next time some idiot gushes about how wonderful some new development is, remember that you are going to help pay for it with your auto registration fee. The second reason that Colorado has to charge a lot for auto registrations is because Colorado's roads, due to Colorado's geography and climate, are very expensive to maintain. Finally, Colorado's roads are invaded by hordes of tourists every year, which means that many areas have to have roads to accommodate traffic several times in excess of what the local population would require. In what can only be called a fit of legislative stupidity, the Colorado Legislature refused to raise the fuel tax (which tourists clogging up Colorado roads would help pay), but rather raised vehicle registration fees levied upon Colorado residents. So, the next time you see some Tejano or Californian driving down a Colorado road, you can be thankful that you are subsidizing the road he or she driving upon with the vehicle registration fees that YOU are paying, not him or her.
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