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RMV_LogoMassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Division today announced a series of public meetings on the proposed changes to three RMV fees. The changes will allow MassDOT to close a projected $55 million budget gap in Fiscal Year 2015, make customer improvements, and invest in the Commonwealth’s transportation system.

Transportation finance legislation passed by the Legislature last year required MassDOT to generate its own additional revenue to help fund future budgets. Under a plan approved by the MassDOT Board in March, non-commercial vehicle registration fees for motor vehicles will increase from $50 to $60. There will be no change to commercial registration fees. Annual motor vehicle inspections will increase to $35, up from $29. The road test fee, a one-time fee for the majority of drivers, will increase to $35, up from $20. Portions of the road test revenue will help support improved customer service for first time drivers.

The registration fee was last changed in 2009, inspection fees in 1999 and it has been more than 10 years since road test fees were changed.

Interested parties will be given an opportunity to present comments orally or in writing at the followings meetings. All locations are accessible to those with disabilities:

Tuesday, May 20, 6pm-8pm, Central Mass. Regional Planning Commission, 2 Washington Square, 2nd Floor, Worcester

Thursday, May 22, 10am-1pm (Public hearing), State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, 3rd Floor – MBTA Board Room, Boston

Thursday, May 22, 6pm-8pm, State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms, Boston

Tuesday, May 27, 6pm-8pm, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Springfield

MassDOT also encourages the public to provide written comments by mail or email during the comment period. Written comments may be mailed to: MassDOT Legal Department, Regulations, RMV, 10 Park Plaza, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Emailed comments may be sent to: wmcvey@state.ma.us. The comment period will close on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

MassDOT anticipates the new fee structure will generate approximately $55 million to $63 million in Fiscal Year 2015. The new fees are scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2014.

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