PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – A new Arizona public safety fee is going into effect to support highway patrol operations.
For Arizona drivers who are expecting vehicle registration renewals this January, the fee can be paid as early as Dec. 1.
The fee is effective immediately for all newly registered vehicles.
Most motorists will pay $32 per vehicle per year, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Street-legal golf carts and primarily off-highway vehicles will pay $5.
Those who register a vehicle annually, pay for a two-year registration or pay for a five-year registration must pay the entire amount up-front for each registered year.
The fee will be collected during the vehicle-registration process administered by the ADOT Motor Vehicle Division.
According to ADOT, the new fee will support roadway maintenance and construction, while providing a different source of funding for highway patrol operations.
For more information, visit www.azdot.gov/mvd.
For details on the enabling legislation, visit https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/53leg/2R/laws/0265.pdf.