Vehicle registration fee in California on a new car worth $25,000 is about $250 a year now (perhaps someone in Calfornia has a better number).
What are registration fees in other states?
For Florida: Fees range from $46.15 to $141.30, depending on taxes, county fees, car weight, and whether its paid annually or biennially.
That same $25k new vehicle in Minnesota would be $324 (+ county stuff which varies). The $324 rate would apply to the first 2 years and then it goes down in small steps from there.
Just got our bill for a 2001 Ford F150...Oregon...$86.00/yr
In CA, according to their website, a new car costing x dollars would be .0065x+81. Example: A certain car costs $25,000 new. At 0.0065(25000)+81 the registration would be 243.50. The 81 dollars goes to fees for registration, highway patrol and inspection exemption (no inspection for 1st 6 years but they charge 12 dollars for it anyway). I think my registration was about $55 in Ohio on a 15 year old clunker.
recently renewed my tags, for my 2010 KIA FortE THAT i purchased out the door for 13.500 new in 2010 this year my registration was $69, license fee $83, $8 dollar county district fees, smog abatement fee? was $20.00 ,grand total $180.00,to get this years tags, last year it was $230.00 these were fees for california...
I live in Tn. In my county the yearly fee is about 80.00