Registration Taxes & Fees
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
- Uniform fees
- Sales & use taxes
- Vehicle titles & fees
- License Plate Fees, look for your plate type in License Plates for Vehicles
- Automobile driver education fee
- Uninsured motorist identification fee
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.
Sales and use tax is imposed on the purchase of a vehicle or watercraft and is calculated using 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. The purchase price should be listed on the title being transferred on a bill of sale. To find out the current sales tax rate in your locality, see Utah Sales & Use Tax Rates.
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.
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.