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Clerk & Recorder
Motor Vehicle Fees
Registration fees are based on the date of registration, weight, and taxable value.
View the state’s
registration fee sheet
to help explain what the fees are and where they are distributed.
Use the state’s
to calculate the amount due for first-time vehicle registrations.
State law requires a $25/month late fee (up to $100) for vehicles registered more than 60 days after the purchase date or renewed after the one-month grace period.
State law may require an additional late fee for trailers that are subject to taxation and not registered when required by law.
See the procedure
Up to Legal size (8 1/2" x 14"): $5 per printed side.
Larger than legal: $10 per printed side.
$25. Emissions testing fee collected when a mobile emission test (
) has been accepted and processed as part of your renewal.
Credit and debit cards:
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Subject to small credit card fee.
: Make Payable to Jefferson County. No checks under $10 (dealerships exempt). Returned check fee $41.
Not available for online or kiosk services.
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