Fees rising July 1st. which ones? (WA State DOL)
Fees rising July 1st. which ones? (WA State DOL)
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So, the state legislature (Democrats) pushed through their $17 billion-dollar transportation package (which actually funds a lot of other 'projects' besides just roads) by raising a variety of fees.

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 Friday, license plates get more expensive

If you are buying a new or used car, or need a new license plate, it will cost you more. Among the fees rising this Friday, July 1st, include (according to the Dept. of Licensing) and the WSIADA or Washington State Independent Auto Dealers Association:

  • A new license plate: from $10 to $50
  • A replacement plate: from $10 to $30
  • The paper temporary 'plate' when you buy a car: from $15 to $40
  • Motorcycle plate fees rising from $4 to $20
  • Motorcycle replacement fee goes from $4 to $12

Also, the famous $150 "dealer documentation fee" you hear in radio car ads so often goes to $200. And finally, stolen vehicle check fees go from $15 to $50.  A stolen vehicle check uses the VIN Number to determine if a car (presumably being offered for sale) has been reported stolen but not recovered.  Car dealers utilize this to make sure they're not helping boost stolen automobiles.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.