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Fee Increases

August 27th, 2009 by flanews

The price you pay for a drivers license or a new car tag will more than double next Tuesday. Lawmakers voted to raise the fees to raise 800 million dollars to help fill a 3 billion dollar budget hole. As Whitney Ray tells us, drivers are racing to the DMV to renew their licenses and tags before prices go up.

If you drivers license expires before February 2011 you can renew it before Tuesday and avoid paying the hire cost.

Frank Fitzpatrick brought a file folder full of paperwork to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

I renewed four vehicles and a trailer, said Fitzpatrick.

Frank renewed early to beat a September price increase. Tuesday the price to renew a drivers license, replace a lost license or register a new vehicle will more than double.

Drivers are rushing to the DMV to beat the deadline. Stephanie Sheppard just replaced her lost license for 10 bucks, the new price will be 25.

Im actually really grateful that I beat the deadline. Being a college student, 25, is a bit more to choke down, said Sheppard.

Katheryn Giles beat the deadline and paid 20 dollars to renew her license. The new price will be 48. Katheryn says the increase isnt justified.

It took him 10 minutes. He has all the information already in the computer. Nothing is new. I think it is ridiculous, said Katheryn.

Money from the increased prices will be pumped into the states bank account. The money is used to pay for everything from schools to the salaries of state employees.

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