Beginning on Tuesday, Pennsylvania motorists will a fee increase in several driver-related services associated with the Act 89 of 2013.
The fee for an Identification Card (ID) will increase from $13.50 to $27.50; Duplicate Driver Licenses and IDs will increase from $13.50 to $27.50; Certificates of Title from $22.50 to $50 (initial and duplicates); Title Security Interest from $5 to $23; Driver Information from $5 to $8; Vehicle Information from $5 to $8; Certified Records from $10 to $30 and Manufacture/ Dealer Notifications from $3 to $5.
According to an email from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation press office “The majority of these fees had not been increased since 1997, and our basic driver license fee and vehicle registration fees will still rank among the lowest in the nation.
“We have estimated that in year five of the phase in of Act 89, the average driver who renews a driver’s license every four years and registers a vehicle every year and drives 12,000 miles a year in a vehicle that get 24 mpg will pay roughly $2.50 more a week. In return, Pennsylvania is able to invest in much needed road and bridge repairs and improvements and make additional needed investments in transit, rail and aviation services.”
More increases will come in the summer. On July 1, the fee for a replacement license plate will increase from $7.50 to $11; the fee for transfer of a registration plate from $6 to $9; the fee for vanity plates (personal registration plates) from $20 to $76; zoological and railroad special plates, $35 to $54; inspection stickers, $2 to $5.
Some other July 1 fee changes:
Registration for a Class 1 motor home– from $45 to $65
Registration for a Class 2 motor home – from $63 to $90
Registration for a Class 3 motor home - $81 to $116
Ambulance, taxi or hearse registration - $54 to $77.
Trailers of 10,001 pounds or more – from $27 to $35
Permanent trailer – from $135 to $165