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Ouch: Fees at the DMV Went Up Tuesday

The increases are part of the recent $2.3 billion transportation bill.

As of Tuesday, going to the DMV will hurt just a little bit more than usual.

Vehicle registration, driver's license and ID fees, and a number of other fees increased Tuesday.

Some increases were only a dollar or so -- the cost to register a car or motorcycle went up $1, while the cost to register a motorcycle went up a $1.50, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Some other increases were more extreme.

State ID cards, which residents could get for free while the Voter ID law was in effect, will now cost $27.50, CBS says. A certificate of title, which had been $22.50, will now be $50, the Inquirer says. Certified copies of PennDOT records will jump from $5 to $22.

Other increases, for things like vanity plates, are scheduled to go into effect July 1.

The increases are all part of the $2.3 billion transportation bill signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett in November 2013.

See all current Department of Motor Vehicle fees here.

bd April 02, 2014 at 04:35 PM
So those of you calling for Corbett's removal? I ask you - who do you want? All of the Democrats running for Governor want to raise your taxes to put back the $1 trillion in public education which went away with Obama's TEMPORARY stimulus funding. Just how do you think they will raise the $1 trillion? Thnik, state income tax increase of several percentage points. We need a revolution in this country. We are long overdue.
Ned Hardt April 04, 2014 at 07:00 PM
bthday said When the gas tax goes in effect and the roads aren't fixed purchase gas from NJ because even with tolls its still cheaper >>>> Trust me, it is not cheaper for anyone here in Western Pennsylvania to drive all the way across the state to NJ for gas, LOL. See? Just another thing this NEW PATCH causes, with articles posted in every Patch instead of the LOCAL this is supposed to be.
Ned Hardt April 04, 2014 at 07:08 PM
Why blame Corbett, someone asked? Well....... Corbett advocated a major increase in transportation funding, including an increase in the wholesale fuel tax, in his February budget address. Corbett praised lawmakers who approved the bill.Tom Corbett signed the bill.
Ned Hardt April 04, 2014 at 07:09 PM
Corbett vowed not to raise taxes, including motorist fees, during his campaign for the governorship.
lizawill917 April 04, 2014 at 09:52 PM
Who paid for that trip to Rome? They had an entourage of many people, who took a 5 day trip for a 5 minute chat with the Pope. You know that money didn't come from their pockets... it came from ours! These increases are ridiculous. How is the governor spending our money?? HE MUST GO!!!!

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