Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Proposed Fee Increases Include 80% Increase For Driver's Licenses

It could soon cost you a lot more to get your drivers license renewed. Washington State's Senate Transportation Committee yesterday passed some proposed fee increases to raise money for road repairs and other transportation needs.

The fee increases, including an 80%(!) hike for driver's licenses, would raise an estimated $52 million next year and an average of $80 million each year over the next decade.

Other proposed fee increases include those for car dealership licenses, replacement motorcycle license plates, copies of drivers' records, and incresing the cost of a title application from $5 to $12.50.

The Seattle Times has more information on these proposed fees.

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