Additional $5 registration fee approved by County Council

You are going to pay more to register your vehicle as Erie County Council approves a new plan.  

The fee of up to $5 would be added to the cost of vehicle registration in Erie County.  It's intended to boost infrastructure like roads, bridges and bike paths.  The opportunity to implement the fee stems from the state transportation plan in 2013.  

More than $2 million would be raised in the first year with matching state funds and $1.2 million in subsequent years, but people have different opinions on whether or not it's a good idea.  Greene Township Resident Brenton Davis says, "If you're trying to create an attractive region to relocate and bring businesses, you need to keep your fees and taxes low".

Reverend Charles Mock says, "The five dollars would create a revenue stream that might be tapped into to revitalize some of those existing structures in low-income neighborhoods".

Currently, the standard cost of registration for passenger vehicles is $37.  The fee will go into effect in Erie County on March 31st.


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