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Washington had inexpensive renewal fees a long time ago. They tried changing that to a "value based" fee that was a big percentage of the car's blue book value. That meant over $3000 annually for high dollar cars. You can imagine the turmoil that started... they discarded that after a couple of years. Now they are attaching fee after fee in an attempt to fund projects. State park donation ($5), State Park pass ($30) organ donor donation, etc. All pre-checked "options" that you have to deselect before you proceed. My Ollie tag was $67 this year. Base fee was $30 plus a bunch of miscellaneous small stuff. Plus: RV Sanitary Disposal $3.00 (funds public dumps which I don't use) Abandoned RV Disposal $20 (so they can round up all the junkers abandoned by homeless people) Transportation Benefit District - Spokane $20 (for mass transit) My cars are a little higher at $84, they don't include the RV stuff but do include a weight based fee of $25 (for no apparent reason - potholes?). In the Olde Days I paid $15 per vehicle per year. LOL. WA has always charged sales tax on vehicles, even those brought in from out of state, based on sales price x the local tax rate (8.8%). So for my "Mouse" I had to pay about $5450 in tax just to get the plate. Yikes. Then there is this one from Seattle ... https://patch.com/washington/seattle/1-500-car-tab-renewal-puget-sound-residents-shocked-fees How are things in your state? John Davies Spokane WA