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Florida motor vehicle registration fees reduced

Posted at 6:10 PM, Aug 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-01 18:27:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Starting today, reductions in Florida motor vehicle registration fees take effect.

Tag fees for cars, trucks and motorcycles will drop by about $17 to $25 each.

The bill passed during the 2014 session. The fees were slashed after being increased back in 2009, when lawmakers were working on balance during a tough economic time.

The bill to reduce the license plate fees was part of a 500 million dollar election year tax cut plan proposed by Governor Rick Scott, and passed by the legislature.

The state Department of Motor Vehicles and local tax collectors have urged people who had to renew at the higher rate prior to September first to only pay for a one year renewal, rather than for two years.

The overall savings to drivers in Florida will be about 400 million dollars.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Reductions in Florida motor vehicle registration fees are set to take effect on September 1st.

Governor Rick Scott announced that Floridians will save approximately $17 to $25 when renewing their registrations. The fee reductions were proposed by Scott earlier this year.

While the reductions will save Floridians millions of dollars each year, it will not affect the level of service provided by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.