Registry Increases Certain Fees as of July 1

Fees for registration and inspections are increasing.

Inspection sticker. Credit: Patch file photo
Inspection sticker. Credit: Patch file photo

Drivers in Massachusetts can expect to pay more for their registration for certain vehicles. 

On Tuesday, there will be an increase from $50 to $60 for registering non-commercial vehicles in the state. It is one of a handful of fees that will increase as of July 1. According to the Registry of Motor Vehicles website, the road test fee, the passenger registration Fee, and the Vehicle Inspection Fee will increase.

The road test fee will increase from $20 to $35, passenger registrations is going up from $50 to $60, one-year registrations increase from $25 to $30 and vehicle inspections will jump from $29 to $35. 

NECN reported that transportation officials blame the increases on the need to invest in the state's roads. 

Derek Duchemin July 02, 2014 at 10:56 AM
boy i am glad i got my car regiestered and inspected early.
Derek Duchemin July 02, 2014 at 10:59 AM
These price chages are getting really redlicious, i mean its better than raising taxes, it really is, but it is starting to get redlicious, there have been to many price hikes already this year.
JT July 02, 2014 at 09:48 PM
The vehicle inspection fee has been $29 since 1999. Hard to complain about a fee that had not increased for 15 years.
Derek Duchemin July 03, 2014 at 09:04 AM
Jt, im not talking about just the inspection fee, im talking about all the fees in general.
LCT July 11, 2014 at 09:24 PM
Just another scheme for hiking hidden taxes. What was reason given for these increases? As MA outsources auto inspections to service stations, etc, who exactly is getting the additional $6 increase? For years MA has been increasing computerization within RMV, closed many offices, consolidated others. If they now have less personnel and less real estate, why do they need yet more funds? Typical bloated bureaucracy and business as usual in Commomwealth of Taxachusetts. If MA could figure out how to tax sex they would.


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