Registration Taxes & Fees

General Information

The amount you need to pay at the time of vehicle registration varies depending on vehicle type, fuel type, county, and other factors. To find out the amount of all taxes and fees for your particular vehicle, please call the DMV at (801) 297-7780 or 1-800-DMV-UTAH (800-368-8824).

The various taxes and fees assessed by the DMV include, but are not limited to, the following. Please click on each item for more information.

Registration Fees

Utah Code §41-1a-1206 and others

Each vehicle owner must pay a registration fee at the time of initial registration and annually thereafter. A six month registration option is also available for motorcycles and passenger vehicles. The fees vary depending on vehicle type, registered weight, county, and other factors. To find out the exact fee for your particular vehicle, please call the DMV at 801-297-7780 or 1-800-DMV-UTAH (800-368-8824). Uniform fees also apply.

Renewal Fees

If your vehicle is within 60 days of expiration and you would like to access your registration renewal information, requirements and to calculate your renewal fees, click here.

Sales & Use Taxes

Sales and use tax is based on the purchase price. The purchase price includes any value of the consideration given. Consideration includes cash payments, loan payoffs, and trades. Trades are only allowed for a vehicle-to-vehicle trade and must take place at the same time and must be documented in the same transaction. All other trades are valued and are subject to tax.

Utah does not have a sales tax exemption for family-to-family vehicle purchases. Sales tax is due on the vehicle sales between family members.

The purchase price you claim on documents you provide when registering your vehicle must state the price you actually paid. Your documents will be reviewed for accuracy by the Tax Commission. If you fraudulently underreport the purchase price, you will receive an audit for the additional tax, penalty, and interest. A fraud penalty will likely be assessed at 100% of the tax or $500, whichever is greater.

Rates vary from city to city. See Utah Sales & Use Tax Rates to find your local sales tax rate. Multiply the rate by the purchase price to calculate the sales tax amount.

Note that sales tax due may be adjusted, and payment will be required if the amount entered is incorrect and not verified.

Corridor Fee

Utah Code §41-1a-1222

The following counties have imposed a local option highway construction and transportation corridor preservation fee of $10 on each motor vehicle registration within the county.

  • Salt Lake
  • Davis
  • Utah
  • Weber
  • Summit
  • Wasatch
  • Iron
  • Box Elder
  • Washington
  • Tooele
  • Morgan

Air Pollution Control (APC) Fee

Utah Code §41-1a-1223

An Air Pollution Control (APC) Fee is required in the following counties on all passenger motor vehicles and motorcycles, with the exception of electric powered vehicles. This fee may also be referred to as a local emissions control fee and is available to a county that is required to utilize a motor vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program.

  • Salt Lake $3.00
  • Davis $3.00
  • Cache $3.00
  • Utah $2.00
  • Weber $1.00

Automobile Driver Education Fee

Utah Code §41-1a-1204

The fee is $2.50 upon registration of each motor vehicle, except motorcycles and vehicles with a Purple Heart plate. The fee applies to the vehicle owner or operator. For information, contact the Driver License Division, 801-965-4437.

Uninsured Motorist Identification Fee

Utah Code §41-1a-1218

The fee is $1.00 per year, upon registration of each motor vehicle, except commercial vehicle registered as part of a fleet, vehicles owned or leased by the state or its subdivisions, and vehicles registered with a Purple Heart plate.