License and Registration Fees Increase
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 5, 2017
Motorists will now pay more for driver license and motor vehicle registration fees.
During the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers approved two bills, which will increase the fees for a driver license and the state’s portion of motor vehicle registrations. The new law took effect July 1.
The increases will replace a portion of the $25 million in state general funding lawmakers removed from the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s budget this past session. WYDOT received those funds each fiscal year to maintain and operate the state roadways and bridges.
Senator Hank Coe of Cody says WYDOT does have additional funding streams that, along with fee increases, will ensure necessary construction projects will continue.
WYDOT Director Bill Panos said lawmakers last increased the state portion of vehicle registration fees in 1975; and although driver licenses fees also are increasing, it marks the first time that has happened since 1993.