I got the notice from Washington State Department of Licensing today and I am furious! This is for my yearly license tab renewal.
Read on and you'll see why I'm upset.
$3 filing fee (funds go to county in which the fee is paid)
$6 RTA tax (funds go to your (my) Regional Transit Authority)
$30 license fee (funds construction & maintenance projects)
$10 weight base fee (funds highway improvements, transit & other transportation need)
75¢ license service fee (supports the computer system used to provide licensing services)
$20 replacement plate fee (for road, street & highway purposes)
$4 plate reflectorization fee (funds road, stret & highway maintenance & improvements)
$5 state Parks donation (that may be optional, they gave me a phone number to call)
GRAND TOTAL =$78.75.
There's nothing wrong with my present licence plate but they are saying I have to get a new one. Finally in the last year I memorized my license plate number ~however, if I want the same plate number I can an additional $20. At least I don't have to have the emmission test tis year...that will be next year and that's $15 on top of the license tabs, etc.
This state is about 20 years behind in highway construction. And Tacoma and the county I live in, has some award winning potholes that go unfilled. Where is all this money going ?
I might add this is for a 1997 Toyota Rav4 ~ not exactly a new, high end vehicle.