The Wisconsin Department of Transportation(DOT) will be raising a number of fees, including annual registration fees and title fees, starting October 1.
The DOT announced the increases in August as the 2019-2021 biennial budget was going through the state legislature.
“The increased fees will be assessed for current registrations expiring September 30, 2019, or later and for new registrations with a starting operation date on October 1, 2019, or later,” according to the DOT website.
Vehicle title fees will go from $69.50 to $164.50. If the vehicle is being transferred after the death of a spouse or partner the title fee will increase from $62 to $157, the same increase will also apply to low-speed vehicles.
For regular automobiles (no weight class) the registration fee is set to rise from $75 to $85. A light truck, 4,500-pound weight class, fees will increase from $75 to $100. The 6,000-pound weight class fees will rise from $84 annually to $100.
Terry Walsh of the DOT told the Sentinel the money from the increase in fees will go back into the state’s transportation fund.
There will also be a surcharge of $75 for electric or hybrid vehicle.