Saturday, January 16, 2010


My sister, Tina T. sent this information to me this week. Thought it should be passed along as a way to save money during 2010:
If, like many, you don’t think about renewing your vehicle registration or driver’s license until the day they expire, you might be hit with some new fees.

Last year the Ohio House passed the 2010-2011 Transportation Bill, HB 2. This bill created a number of new fees and processes some of which will be sure to impact those who are late in renewing their driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations.

Effective Oct. 1, 2009, if you renew your vehicle registration or driver’s license more than 7 calendar days after the expiration date, you will be charged a $20 late fee. This change is due to the passage of HB 2 and affects renewing any vehicle registrations whether completed online, over the phone, in person or through the mail.

Another change will involve personalized license plates. If you have a personalized or initial license plate and your expiration is Oct. 1, 2009 or after you will see a fee increase of $15. Initial plates will be $25 per year and personalized plates will be $50 per year.
Renew your license plates by going to

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