Several driver and vehicle license fees will increase on Oct. 1, so get into the DOL by the end of next week and save yourself a few bucks.
For example, the price to get a new or renew an old driver’s license will jump from $25 for five years to $45. A vehicle title that costs just 5 bucks now will triple to $15. The cost of a driver’s exam will be bumped up from $20 to $35. Car owners will pay a new $10 fee for their vehicle’s first set of license plates while motorcycle owners will shell out $4 for their first plates. And there are a bunch of others.
One I don’t mind seeing skyrocket is the cost for a DUI hearing. It’ll go from $200 to $375. They should’ve jacked it to $1,000 and not raised the other fees, at least not as much.
The Legislature passed all these increases in March to raise $57 million the rest of this biennium and $185 million in 2013-15 for transportation.