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Maryland Vehicle Registration Fees Increase 89 Percent

May 28, 2004

The Maryland General Assembly raised the State vehicle registration fee 87 to 89 percent during the spring legislative session, according to the State’s 90-Day report. The fee increase takes effect July 1.The biennial registration fee for passenger cars will increase from $54 to $101, excluding surcharges. The fee for heavier vehicles such as SUVs will increase from $81 to $153. While the number of vehicles and drivers in Maryland has increased, the vehicle titling tax has not been increased since 1978.Rental vehicles—passenger vehicles, trucks, trailers (freight and non-freight) as well as tractor-trailers are exempt from the increase. House Bill 1467 will raise about $148 million in 2005 from the fee increases to fund road and transit projects. The State’s gasoline tax will also increase. As if sky-high gas prices weren’t enough!
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