John E Davies Posted April 16, 2019 Share Posted April 16, 2019 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 "Mouse": 2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/ Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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