Manitoba reducing vehicle registration fees

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It’s going to get a little cheaper to register your car this year.

For the second year in a row the province is dropping vehicle registration fees by 10 per cent, or around 13 dollars on average, by July 1st.

As part of the 2021 provincial budget, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says it’s part of a commitment that will see the fees drop another 10 per cent in 2021 to offset a previous 30 per cent increase from 2012 from the previous administration.

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The change is expected to result in around 15-million dollars of lost revenue for the province annually.

The change only applies to non-commercial vehicles – which will now cost 129 dollars a year to register, for the most part.

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