On Wednesday, March 12th the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors voted to increase the fees for some Registry of Motor Vehicle (RMV) transactions. RMV fees go directly into the Commonwealth Transportation Fund and are used “…exclusively for financing transportation-related purposes.”
The new vehicle registration fee for non-commercial vehicles will increase from $50 to $60 and annual inspections will increase from $29 to $35 and the driver’s license road test fee will increase from $20 to $35. These fee increases will help MassDOT close a projected $55 million funding gap. According to Secretary Davey’s report to the board, MassDOT “…targeted three fees for simplicity sake, and targeted those fees that have not been raised in several years, including the inspection fee that was last raised in 1999.”
The new fees will go into effect on July 1st, 2014.
See MassDOT’s press release here
Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger