DMV May Start Charging a Fee for Walking in the Door

The Rhode Island DMV has pitched a plan in its latest budget request where they would charge a $15 fee just for walking in the door. The fee would be for anyone who shows up to do something that they could've done in the mail, like a license or registration renewal. They wouldn't charge people for services that actually do require showing up in person. They're estimating it would bring in about $1 million in new revenue a year. There's no word on whether the governor is going to approve the plan or if other states' DMVs will try this.

Source: Providence Journal

A Department of Motor Vehicles DMV brick building

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