Car Reistration Fees

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Are insane. They have gone up over 180% (paying 2.8x what i used to) for me to register my vehicle in CO compared to what I last did in 2008. This is excluding plate and title fees, purely registration

    I love how in a bad economy, it is the peons (us) that feel the shaft even more

    How have your states been?

    Just a preview of the effects of the deficit burden the administration has put on the country
     
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    We just bought a new vehicle in California and the registration fees weren't too bad, actually.

    That said, cue PRSI in 3... 2... 1...
     
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I think I pay about $59 a year for the registration, but another $30 a year for a custom plate.

    As far as the current administration - as far as I'm able to tell registration is by state, the federal government doesn't collect those fees.
     
  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Am I wrong to assume that the effects of federal funding indirectly tie into state funding and state revenue sources?
     
  5. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    Maybe, maybe not - but what states charge for registration probably doesn't go into the same kitty as the federal money states receive for infrastructure support.

    In any event, I think our registration fees have gone up $3-4 over the past ten years or so. I would chalk that up to inflation more than I would the state of the economy.
     
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Yes, but California has its own budgetary woes, and a boatload of propositions they are obligated to fund. Not every state is in the budgetary crapper California is in.

    Don't know about CO funding issues.

    In Florida, with no income tax, we rely on tourism, sales, and property taxes as a significant source of revenue. As the housing market is bust here, and tourism was off in 2009, we swing from surpluses to deficits frequently. Fees go up (taxes without being called taxes).
     
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  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I pay $25 a year to renew my plates, but MO has personal property tax, so at the end of the year, they stick you with a hefty bill. It depends on the value of your car, mine was around $450 last year (it's a new car, it'll go down with age)

    Do those of you in other states with higher registration fees pay PPT each year? Likewise, do you guys with low registration fees pay PPT?
     
  9. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

    CorvusCamenarum

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    If you mean the ad valorem tax, we have to pay that here when we renew our plates every year. I paid $160 last year, and that includes $50 for the special UA plate. Roughly $70 of that was the actual tax, registration fees were the balance.
     
  10. djjclark macrumors regular

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    In CA the renewal fee is broken up in to a few categories:

    registration fee = $34
    CHP fee = $22
    VLF = 2% of purchase value depreciated by 10% per year of car age with minimum = 15% after 11 years
    weight fee = ?
    county fee = $10 in mine
    owner responsibility fee = ?
    specialty plate = $15 - $90

    so new $30k car will cost you $666 in first year min and second year cost of $606

    The funny part here in CA is that Arnold pretty much got elected on reducing this which he did for most of his terms yet they just raised it back to where it was.
     
  11. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    same car? over what time span? same locale?
     
  12. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Our renewal is $110 on the vehicle with custom plates. The "standard' fee is $95.
     
  13. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Phoenix, AZ has everyone beat...its based on the cost of your car. New arrivals to town, say from FL where it costs me $40 to register PERIOD...

     
  14. theITGuy macrumors 6502a

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    I was lucky I did a 2 year renewal of my plates because my state just doubled all licensing/registration fees...

    I really don't mind as long as the service is good but that's always a crapshoot with these gov't offices...

    -J.-
     
  15. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    Louisiana is also bases the registration on the value of the vehicle, and they charge you for 2 years at a time. FL just doubled (and more) the annual license fees .. the standard tag went from $38.50 to $83.00.
     

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