The State of Tennessee is increasing vehicle registration fees, as confirmed by Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell. The increased fees across the state will become effective July 1, 2017.
Governor Bill Haslam previously indicated the fee increase will provide much needed funds for nearly 1,000 road and bridge projects across the state. On the other hand, Lisa Crowell is well aware the citizens are not looking forward to an increase in their fees. "The staff here is determined to provide top flight service regardless of the changes implemented by the state," Crowell said. "As sworn civil servants, we are obligated to uphold our duty and work for the citizens of Rutherford County."
Passenger vehicle fees will increase by $5 while vehicles for hire to transport passengers will see an increase of $10. The biggest increase will hit the pockets of those with an electric vehicle in Tennessee. Electric vehicle fees will be $100, which is in addition to the new registration fee.
All increases in the registration fees go 100% to the state highway fund.
More details: http://www.tn.gov/revenue/topic/vehicle-registration