Michael Mullenniex 1:43 p.m., May 25
DMV to Waive Renewal Fees
Republican State Senator Joel Anderson announced today that late the DMV will not impose new fees on those late to register their vehicles. The announcement comes two months after legislators passed a special bill which ordered the DMV to stop sending renewal notices to car owners throughout the state. The bill was intended to save the state money. One month later, state legislators balanced the budget without the extra savings from that special bill.
"The [California] Department of Motor Vehicles has granted an automatic 30-day extension for vehicle registration fees," stated Anderson.
"The delay was intended to provide the legislature extra time to increase DMV renewal fees. As long as you make your DMV payment by mail, on-line, or in person within 30 days of your renewal notice's due date, you will not have to pay any late fees."
Anderson says that law enforcement agencies throughout the state will not issue late registration tickets during the 30-day grace period."