The annual cost of registering a car in Minnesota could go up a bit under a bill rolling along in the Minnesota House.
The House Finance Committee signed off Tuesday on the bill increasing an administrative portion of registration renewal fees by $1.50. The filing fee would go from $4.50 to $6.
The fee is imposed on top of the actual registration tax, which varies based on the model year and value of a vehicle.
The cost for other vehicle transactions, such as title transfers, would also go up by $1.50.
The bill has at least one more committee stop in the House.
Rep. Rick Hansen said the bump is needed to keep locally based deputy registrars afloat. He noted that a separate $1.75 surcharge used to pay for a technology upgrade is due to expire in 2012.
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