Madison (WQOW) – If you have a Wisconsin license plate on your vehicle, get ready to spend more money next time you renew your registration.
Your run-of-the-mill automobile registration fee will go from $75 to $85 starting on October 1. That is not factoring in wheel taxes in some counties, including Eau Claire.
Trucks weighing 4,500 pounds will increase from $75 to $100.
The fees are part of the state budget passed by lawmakers earlier this year.
Perhaps the biggest price jump is for hybrid vehicles. A $75 annual surcharge will begin on October 1. A hybrid electric vehicle is one that is capable of using both electricity and gasoline, diesel fuel or alternative fuel to propel the vehicle.
New vehicle titles are also making a drastic jump. Effective October 1, the vehicle title fee increases from $69.50 to $164.50. The title fee for a surviving spouse/surviving domestic partner or a low-speed vehicle increases from $62 to $157.