Increased RMV fees approved

BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Board of Directors has approved several RMV fee increases, which will likely become effective by this summer.

Under the plan:

  • Passenger car registration fees will be $60, up from $50.
  • The annual state inspection fee will go up to $35 from $29.
  • The road test fee will increase from $20 to $35.

The Inspection fee was last raised in 1999.

State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey says it will cost drivers on average $11 per year, and thinks they will not have to increase these fees again for at least five years.

They are looking to make up around $55 to $63 million in fiscal year 2015 to close their budget gap.

It is estimated this fee hike will improve customer service at the registry and will help pay for road and bridge projects.

The new fees are expected to go into effect on July 1.

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