DMV Fee Increases Now in Effect

(OnFocus) DMV fee increases for annual car registrations and vehicle title fees are now in effect, starting October 1. These changes are part of Wisconsin’s 2019-2021 biennial budget.

Vehicle title fees jumped from $69.50 to $164.50. The cost of a title transfer after the death of a spouse, and for low-speed vehicles, increased from $62 to $157.

Annual automobile registration went up from $75 to $85. Hybrid electric vehicles will be applied a $75 surcharge, which is collected when the registration fee is paid.

Registration fees for trailers, light trucks, and truck tractors under 8,000 pounds have also increased. A full list of these changes can be found on the WisDOT website here.