DMV services related to licensing, certification, knowledge and skills testing, vehicle inspections and registrations will increase according to Oregon law 2024. DMV release – SALEM – Driver’s license or ID card, renew vehicle tags, and take a driver’s test (among other DMV services) will see increased fees starting Jan. 1, 2024. The fee increases are a result of legislation passed this year (House Bill 2100) designed to help DMV recover costs and temporarily avoid service reductions. Plate transfer, replacement plate/sticker, VIN inspection, plate manufacturing, camper/travel trailer/motorhome registration, and dealer document fees are included in the bill. Other fees, such as vehicle registration and the road usage charge, will see their fourth and final step increase Jan. 1 as part of Oregon’s historic House Bill 2017 transportation investment package. Why did the Oregon Legislature increase DMV fees now? Statutory fees recovered by Oregon’s DMV have not kept pace with the actual cost to deliver services. Most DMV fee increases over the last 20 years have gone to transportation projects at the city, county, and state levels, not to DMV operating costs. The 2024 increases will help us recover costs, but do not make up the gap. For instance, driving skills tests are labor-intensive to provide, and the fee is increasing from $9 to $45. Yet our cost to provide the service is $123 per test. That gap is even more significant for commercial driving tests. “We have a structural funding problem that needs a long-term solution,” said Amy Joyce, DMV Administrator. “These fee increases will help us carry the cost burden for a while and allow us to continue to provide DMV services without much interruption. We look forward to working with our partners in the Oregon Legislature to identify long-term solutions to our funding problems.
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