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Old 08-31-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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Here is what will happen to the fees as of Tuesday:

Driver's licenses

•New license: increasing from $27 to $48

•License renewal: increasing from $20 to $48

•Delinquent renewal: increasing from $1 to $15

•License replacement: increasing from $10 to $25

Vehicle registration

•Compact cars of less than 2,500 pounds (example: Honda Civic) and trucks of less than 2,000 pounds: increasing from $28.10 to $46.65

•Midsize cars 2,500 to 3,499 pounds (example: Toyota Camry) and trucks 2,000 to 3,000 pounds: increasing from $36.10 to $57.65

•Large cars 3,500 pounds or more (example: Lincoln Town Car) and trucks 3,000 to 4,999 pounds (example: Toyota Tundra): increasing from $46.10 to $71.15

•Antique car or truck: increasing from $21.10 to $37.40

•Motorcycles: increasing from $24.60 to $41.65

Initial registration fee: increasing from $100 to $225

Other fee increases

A host of other vehicle-related fees are also going up Tuesday:

•License plate replacement: increasing from $20.10 to $43.15

•In-state title transfers: increasing from $29.75 to $75.75

•Out-of-state title transfers: increasing from $33.75 to $85.75

•Duplicate titles: increasing from $29.75 to $75.75

•Boat registrations: varies by length, currently from $13.50 to $289.88; to increase by $2 across-the-board

•Mobile home registrations: varies by length, currently from $26.60 to $86.60; to increase by $5.25 across-the-board.

Fees for registration, license rise Tuesday
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Naperville, IL by necessity; Pinellas by choice
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Large increases. However, when was the last time they were increased? If the fees have been static for the last ten years and you assume 3% annual inflation over 10 years, they aren't quite as huge as they look.

Just as a point of reference, annual license plate renewals in Illinois are $78, whether you have a Mercedes S-class or a Mini Cooper...
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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is this so the Gov makes their money back from the "clunkers" deals???????? LOLOLOL
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Avoca, PA
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Originally Posted by bentlebee View Post
Here is what will happen to the fees as of Tuesday:

Driver's licenses

•New license: increasing from $27 to $48

•License renewal: increasing from $20 to $48

•Delinquent renewal: increasing from $1 to $15

•License replacement: increasing from $10 to $25

Vehicle registration

•Compact cars of less than 2,500 pounds (example: Honda Civic) and trucks of less than 2,000 pounds: increasing from $28.10 to $46.65

•Midsize cars 2,500 to 3,499 pounds (example: Toyota Camry) and trucks 2,000 to 3,000 pounds: increasing from $36.10 to $57.65

•Large cars 3,500 pounds or more (example: Lincoln Town Car) and trucks 3,000 to 4,999 pounds (example: Toyota Tundra): increasing from $46.10 to $71.15

•Antique car or truck: increasing from $21.10 to $37.40

•Motorcycles: increasing from $24.60 to $41.65

Initial registration fee: increasing from $100 to $225

Other fee increases

A host of other vehicle-related fees are also going up Tuesday:

•License plate replacement: increasing from $20.10 to $43.15

•In-state title transfers: increasing from $29.75 to $75.75

•Out-of-state title transfers: increasing from $33.75 to $85.75

•Duplicate titles: increasing from $29.75 to $75.75

•Boat registrations: varies by length, currently from $13.50 to $289.88; to increase by $2 across-the-board

•Mobile home registrations: varies by length, currently from $26.60 to $86.60; to increase by $5.25 across-the-board.

Fees for registration, license rise Tuesday
All these prices are about what we pay here in PA. That is a big jump though, I could see a few $$$, but doubling? That stinks.
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: The 'burg
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First, these aren't taxes, but user fees. Second they should have been gradually increasing these in incremements over the years anyway.

But regardless it does suck.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:54 PM
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Just be glad the fees are nominal. In states like Georgia and Colorado, registration fees are based on on a percentage the cars original MSRP. This base value never changes over the life of the car. For instance, in Colorado, they base off of 75% of MSRP. The first year, the tags cost 2.1% of the 75% of MSRP. It's a declining scale (yr 1: 2.1%, yr 2:1.5%, yr 3:1.2%, yr 4:.9%, yrs 5-9: .45%)

For example, the Ford Superduty you bought for 43k (55k MSRP) would cost you $866.25 the first year. In year 3 it would cost $495. RV's carry the same formulas as cars.

Yes it hurts the wallet, but just be thankful that Florida is not like other states

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Old 08-31-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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If you buy an additional car the fees are going to be $ 225.- up from $ 100.-....isn't that a rip off?
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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Well if Fl would start getting the uninsured drivers off the road they wouldn't have to increase the fees of those who follow the rules.

FL leads the nation in uninsured drivers, every state that I know it is very simple, no insurance, your car gets impounded.

After you purchase insurance you get your car out of impound. The state gets the impound fee.

Here all they get is a ticket and they keep driving. There is no incentive to follow the rules.

You have people driving around FL with no DL, no insurance, no registration, and many in cars with bad brakes and bald tires. There is no state inspection for car safety, how insane is that?

Also why does FL issue new plates? In CA you get a sticker in the mail which you put on the same plate.

We just did our registration here last month, and they handed us a whole new plate. In addition to the cost of making the plate now it is more cumbersome to have change a plate rather than just put on a sticker.
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:57 PM
 
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Default Vanity Tags

Cost goes up even more if you have vanity plates, hubby has state of the art plus our names, cost next year will be around $80.00. We renewed for 2 yrs to save a little.
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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i love that we don't have to do inspections in florida! i do agree that they need to get the cars without insurance off the roads and impound them.
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