Second Wake County Vehicle Registration Fee Increase Takes Effect on August 1
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Second Wake County Vehicle Registration Fee Increase Takes Effect on August 1

The additional fees will support the Triangle area's growing regional transportation needs

July 31, 2017

As of July 1 of this year, the NC Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) began collecting a new fee in Wake County to support the Triangle area's growing regional transportation needs.

Another fee will be added to Wake County annual vehicle license plate and registration fees on August 1.

On July 1, a new $7 county vehicle registration tax was added to Wake County registration fees to support the county public transportation system. The new tax was added to vehicles registered or renewed in the county on or after that date.

Who pays?

The new fee is due for private passenger vehicles, private motorcycles, U-Drive-It passenger vehicles, limousine vehicles, common carriers, contract carriers, exempt for-hire passenger carrier vehicles, property hauling (farm) vehicles, manufacturers, and motor vehicle dealers.

Beginning on August 1, an additional $3 will be added to the Triangle's existing Regional Transportation Authority tax, bringing that tax to a total of $8. This fee will also be payable with the vehicle's annual registration payment.

Combined, the new fees will add $15 to the total annual vehicle registration cost for Wake County residents.

For more information, visit the NCDMV website.