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Registration and Title Fees By State

Registration And Title Fees By State (2012 chart)

 Updated August 2014

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Alabama
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$23

$15

Motorcycle

$15

$15

 

Sources: Alabama Tag Fee Schedule  and Vehicle Title FAQs


Alaska
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle *Includes pickup trucks under 10,000 lbs.

$100 once every two years

$15

Motorcycle

$60 once every two years

$15


Arizona
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$8 ($8.25 in Metro Tucson and Phoenix) + $1.50 air quality research fee + vehicle license tax (assessed value of 60% of the MSRP - reduced by 16.25% each year)

$4

Motorcycle

$9

$4


Arkansas
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$17 cars 3,000 lbs. or less
$25 cars 3,00 lbs. - 4,500 lbs.
$30 cars over 4,500 lbs.+$2.50 validation decal for all automobiles.

$10

Motorcycle

$3.00: 0 to 250cc engine
$7.00: 251cc+ engine
+$2.50 validation decal for all motorcycles

$10

 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$46 plus additional fees based on the type of vehicle, license plate type, and the owner's county of residence and driving record.

$19

Motorcycle

$46 plus additional fees based on the type of vehicle, license plate type, and the owner's county of residence and driving record.

$19


Colorado
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

Based upon the year, weight, taxable value and month of registration.

Title fees are based on the same conditions as registration fees (year, weight, taxable value and month of registration).

Motorcycle

Based upon the year, weight, taxable value and month of registration.

Title fees are based on the same conditions as registration fees (year, weight, taxable value and month of registration).


Source: Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle Fees and Taxes – Denver Office

Connecticut
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$80: 2 years

$25

Motorcycle

$42: 2 years

$25

Delaware
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$40 yearly

 

$25–no lien

$35–with lien

Motorcycle

$15

$25–no lien

$35–with lien


 Source: Delaware Vehicle Services

Florida
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$225 - initial registration plus
$19.50- vehicle under 2,500 lbs.
$30.50 - vehicle between 2,500 lbs. -
3,499 lbs.
$44.00 - vehicle over 3,500 lbs.

$77.25 - original title new
$85.25 - original title used

Motorcycle

$13.50

$77.25 - original title new
$85.25 - original title used

 
Georgia
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$20

$18

Motorcycle

$20

$18

 

All Vehicles

Combined Registration and Title Fee

All vehicles - State Fee plus

$45

For every vehicle up to 4,000 pounds net weight

$0.0075 per pound

For every vehicle between 4,000 and 7,000 pounds

$0.01 per pound

For every vehicle between 7,000 and 10,000 pounds

$0.0125 per pound

For every vehicle over 10,000 pounds

$150 flat fee

County fees

 

HonoluluCity and County

$0.04 per pound

MauiCounty

$0.0125 per pound

HawaiiCounty

$0.0075 per pound

KauaiCounty

$0.0125 times vehicle weight plus $0.0075

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$24 - $48, depending on the age of the vehicle and county of residence

$14

Motorcycle

$15

$14


Illinois
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$101

$95

Motorcycle

$41

$95


Indiana
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$21.05

$15

Motorcycle

$26.05

$15


Iowa
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

Registration fees for vehicles up to 11 years old are $0.40 per 100 lbs. plus a percentage of the vehicle's value:
vehicles up to 7 years old - 1%
vehicles 8-9 years old - .75%
vehicles up to 10-11 years old - .5%
For vehicles 12 years old and older registration fee is $50

$25

Motorcycle

$20 - five years or newer

$10- five years or older

$25

 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$35 - $45 depending on weight

$10

Motorcycle

$25

$10

 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$21

$10

Motorcycle

$18.50

$10

 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$20 - $82, based on the selling price of the vehicle; current rate is 0.1% with a minimum base of $10,000; License plates sold every two years. ´╗┐An $8.00 handling fee added to all transactions. A Parish fee not to exceed $3.00 is asked in certain Parishes.

$18.50

Motorcycle

$12

$18.50

Maine
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$35

$33

Motorcycle

$21

$33

 
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$135 for vehicles 3,700 lbs. or less, and $187 for vehicles over 3,700 lbs.

$100 + 6% titling tax $38.40 min.

Motorcycle

$104

$100 + 6% titling tax $38.40 min.


Massachusetts
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$50 biannual

$75

Motorcycle

$20 annually

$75


Michigan
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

For model year prior to 1983, fee depends on the weight of the vehicle; after 1983, fee depends on the price of the vehicle; fees can vary from $33 to $148, fees decline by 10% each year until the fifth renewal.

$15 + 6% use tax

Motorcycle

$23

$15


 Source: Michigan Department of State - Fees for License Plates, Registrations and Titles and Michigan Vehicle Code

Minnesota
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

Registration tax system for passenger vehicles based on value of vehicle.

$7.25 + 6.50 title transfer fee

Motorcycle

$10

$7.25


Mississippi
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$14

$9

Motorcycle

$14

$9


Source: Mississippi Tax Commission - Motor Vehicle Licensing FAQs and Mississippi Department of Revenue
 
Missouri
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

Less than 12 horsepower (hp) - $18.50

12 hp - 23 hp: $21.25

24 hp - 35 hp : $24.25

36 hp - 47 hp: $33.25

48 hp - 59 hp: $39.25

60 hp - 71 hp: $45.25

72 hp and greater: $51.25

+$3.50 processing fee

$8.50 + $2.50 processing fee + state and local sales tax

Motorcycle

Based on horsepower

$8.50 + $2.50 processing fee + state and local sales tax


Montana
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

Under 4 yrs. old $217.00
5 – 10 yrs. old $87.00
11+ yrs. old $28.00

$12

Motorcycle

$53.25

$10 – 12
Depending on weight


Source: Montana Department of Justice - Vehicle Title and Registration
             
Nebraska
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$15

$10

Motorcycle

$15

$10


Nevada
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$33

$28.25

Motorcycle

$33 + $6 for safety course

$28.25


New Hampshire
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

0-3000 lbs. $31.20 ($2.60 per month)
3001-5000 lbs. $43.20 ($3.60 per month)
5001-8000 lbs. $55.20 ($4.60 per month)
8001-73,280 lbs. $ .96 per hundred lbs. gross weight

$25

Motorcycle

$15

$25


New Jersey
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

Fees range from $35.50 to $84, based on age and weight of vehicle

$60.00 without lien

Motorcycle

$65

$60.00 without lien

 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

Cars - Range from
$27 to $62 for 1 yr. and $54 to $124 for 2 yrs. 

$3 transaction fee, a $2 admin. fee, and a 3% excise tax on the purchase price.

Motorcycle

$15 (1 yr.)

$3 transaction fee, a $2 admin. fee, and a 3% excise tax on the purchase price.

 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

Registration fee for two years:
$26 to $34 - Less than 2,150 lbs.
$35.50 to $43.50 for 2,151 lbs. - 2,750 lbs.
$45.50 to $53.50 for 2,751 lbs. - 3,350lbs.
$55 to $66.50 for 3,351 lbs. - 3,950 lbs.
$69 to $81 for 3,951 lbs. - 4,550 lbs.
$83.50 to $95.50 for 4,551 lbs. - 5,150lbs.
$98 to $110 for 5,151 lbs. - 5,750 lbs.
$112.50 to $139 for 5,751 lbs. - 6,950 lbs.
$140 for 6,951 lbs. and up
+Additional fees which vary by county

$50 + $5 security interest fee

Motorcycle

$80 annually

$50 + $5 security interest fee

Source: New York Department of Motor Vehicle 
 

North Carolina
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$28 plate fee

$40

Motorcycle

$18 plate fee

$40


North Dakota
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

Annual fees range from $49 to $274, depending on weight of vehicle and first year registered

$5

Motorcycle

$15 - $25

$5

 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$34.50

$15 + $1 to notarize signatures

Motorcycle

$28.50 base fee, $4 motorcycle fund fee

$5

 

Motor Vehicle Type
Registration Fee
Title Fee
Motor Vehicle
$91 1st - 4th years of registration
$81 5th -8th years of registration
$61 9th -12th years of registration
$41 13th - 16th years of registration
$21 17th + years of registration
All vehicles subject to an additional $5 in other fees
$11
Motorcycle
$94 - $24 based on # of years registered
$11

Oregon
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$86 for two years

$77

Motorcycle

$48 for two years

$77


Source: Oregon Department of Motor Vehicle - Vehicle Title, Registration & Permit Fees

Pennsylvania
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$36

$22.50

Motorcycle

$18

$22.50


Rhode Island
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

Based on vehicle weight + $1.50 charge as part of the registration fee.

$51.50

Motorcycle

Prorated by date + $1.50 charge as part of the registration fee.

$51.50

South Carolina
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$24 - for people under 64 years old

$22 - for people who are 64 years old

$20 - for people who are 65 or older

$15

Motorcycle

$10

$15


South Dakota
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$31.50- $180 depending on weight and age. 

$5

Motorcycle

 $15.22- $25.50 depending on the age and engine capacity.

$5


Source: Staggered Non Commercial Vehicle License Fees and Motorcycle Plate Type M
                 
Tennessee
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$24

$13

Motorcycle

$11.75

$13


Texas
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

Passenger Vehicles/Trucks 0 - 6k lbs.:
$50.75 (plus additional county fees)
 
6.1k lbs – 10k lbs: $54.00 (plus additional county fees)

$13 + 6.25% sales tax on purchase price or presumptive value whichever is higher (plus additional county fees)
 

Motorcycles/Mopeds

$30.00

$13 + 6.25% sales tax on purchase price or presumptive value (plus additional county fees)
 


Utah
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$43 vehicles </= 12k lbs.
$69.50 vehicles 12k – 14k lbs.
+ $19.50 every 2k lbs over 14k lbs.

$6

Motorcycle

$44.50

$6


Vermont

 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle (under 6,100 lbs.)

$77 (gas)
$27 (diesel)
$122 (other)

$33

Motorcycle

$44

$33


Virginia
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$40.75 - less than 4,000 lbs.
$45.75 - more than 4,000 lbs.

$10

Motorcycle

$28.75

$10


Washington
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$43.75: 0 – 4k lbs.
$53.75: 4,001 – 6,000 lbs.
$63.75: 6,001 – 8,000 lbs.

$25.50

Motorcycle

$43.75

$25.50


West Virginia
 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle
(under 8,000 lbs.)

$30

$10

Motorcycle

$16

$10

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$75

$69.50

Motorcycle

$23 biennially

$69.50

 

Motor Vehicle Type

Registration Fee

Title Fee

Motor Vehicle

$15 (plus county registration that is calculated by a percentage of factory price of the vehicle and the age of the vehicle)

$15

Motorcycle

$12

$15

 
Source: AAA, Digest of Motor Laws, 2011; State Motor Vehicle websites.

 

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