As if waiting in line at the Registry of Motor Vehicles wasn’t painful enough. Now, it’s going to cost you a little more money to conduct your business there.
Starting July 1, the RMV will increase fees for road tests, one- and two-year registrations, and vehicle inspections.
The highest service price hike will be for road tests, which will increase from $20 to $35. Meanwhile, a one-year registration will increase from $25 to $30 and a two-year registration will go from $50 to $60.
And if it’s time to get your vehicle inspected, it will cost you $35 instead of $29.
According to a news release from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, registration fees have not been changed since 2009. Inspection fees were last changed in 1999 and fees for road tests have not changed in over a decade.
MassDOT estimates the fee increase will help the agency generate $55 to $63 million for the 2015 fiscal year and close a projected $55 million budget gap. The extra revenue will also help “make customer improvements and invest in the Commonwealth’s transportation system.”
Perhaps you’re thinking to yourself, “Oh, this doesn’t affect me because I take public transportation.” Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news...