A few new driver and vehicle fees go into effect today (7/1) as a new fiscal year begins in Pennsylvania and as PennDOT continues to implement the state’s new transportation funding law.
This round of fee increases primarily affects specialty and commercial vehicles, but the cost of a replacement license plate will climb by $3.50, and the cost of vanity plates will increase by 56 dollars.
The extra revenue raised by the transportation law goes to fix Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges and to mass transit programs.
PennDOT says some of the increases come in fees that have not been adjusted in more than a decade. Agency community relations coordinator Jan McKnight told Radio PA News the fee for vanity plates is a one-time charge. You won’t be paying it every year at registration renewal time.