Mass. Registry fees may soon be on the rise
Jan. 30, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — It may soon cost more in Massachusetts to renew a driver's license, register a car, or conduct other business at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
State officials will seek to raise Registry fees by 10 percent on July 1 to fill a $53 million gap in the state Department of Transportation's operating budget.
Dana Levenson, the department's chief financial officer, tells The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/1d9PfhC ) many of the Registry fees incurred most often by customers have not increased since 2008.
The Registry brings in about $550 million per year. If that can grow by 10 percent the department can close the budget gap.
Money is needed because of a new law that requires the agency to stop paying employee salaries on credit and include the pay in the yearly operating budget.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com