New DMV fees and surcharges kick in Sept. 1

Many of the new fees and surcharges promised to help balance the state budget and bail out the MTA go into effect Sept. 1.

Starting Tuesday, New Yorkers will have to pay $64.50 to renew their driver?s licenses instead of $50. Two-year vehicle registration fees will increase from $44 to $55. That?s to help solve the state?s budget gap. Residents will also have to pay a surcharge that goes toward the MTA bailout.

Also, starting April 1, 2010, all New York State drivers will have to purchase new license plates, which will add an additional $25 to the registration renewal. Motorists will have to pay another $20 to keep their current number.

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