WFMZ reports on a series of fee increases that will hit Pennsylvania drivers starting next week to generate funding for the state’s new transportation bill:
According to information from PennDOT, starting April 1, the fee for a duplicate driver’s license, an identification card and a duplicate ID is more than doubling, from $13.50 to $27.50.
Certificates of Title, both initial and duplicates, are jumping from $22.50 to $50. Title security interest is increasing from $5 to $23. The cost of certified records is increasing from $10 to $30. Driver information and vehicle information fees are increasing from $5 to $8 and manufacture/dealer notifications are increasing from $3 to $5.
But you’ll get your money’s worth, right? “It’s important to note that Act 89 represents an investment in Pennsylvania’s future: increasing public safety, driving commerce, creating jobs and providing reliable funding for our transportation needs without leaving the bill to our future generations,” says Jan McKnight, a PennDOT spokesperson. Somebody’s gotta pay for those roads.