Fiscal year in NC begins with 30 new laws, higher DMV fees


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A number of fees levied by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is going up.

As mandated by state law, the DMV is required to adjust fees and rates every four years, based on the percentage change in the annual Consumer Price Index during the past four years.

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The increase will be 7.86% for about 90 license and registration-related fees and takes effect on Wednesday. More than 30 new laws also are taking effect as state government’s fiscal year begins.

They include 2.5% salary increases for most state employees and state law enforcement officers.