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Old 03-08-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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Colorado temporary 3 year increase on plates, not temporary anymore!

I went to get my plates today for my 2002 WR. They had gone up over the last 3 years from $28 to $67 today. This was a temporary fee imposed by Gov. Ritter(D). Now the way I understood the increases starting 3 years ago, was that they would increase the plates for 3 years (to pay for the roads that needed repaired) and then return back to $28. My 1998 Rav4 also went from $28 to over $70. WELL, today I mentioned to the person at Jeffco when getting my plates, that it will be nice to go back to the lower plate prices next year. She said they decided not to get rid of the increased fee's and keep them at the supposed higher prices. I had a feeling this would happen. I am pissed!
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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Only thing I can say is it applies across the board. Everybody got screwed the same. Don't like getting screwed, but at least I'm not alone.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:38 PM   #3
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:20 PM   #4
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A (D) letting a tax go away?
Get real.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:46 PM   #5
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:22 AM   #6
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Just paid $104.67 to renew tags on a 2004 KTM960. 8 years old. Used to be $45 or so. Yup, we're screwed.

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Old 03-09-2012, 06:31 AM   #7
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:22 AM   #8
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A (D) letting a tax go away?
Get real.
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No such thing as a "temporary" tax increase or regulation or closure...
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:46 AM   #9
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Yep. "Fees" are now "Taxes"

Ritter, don't get me started. Those "fees" also act this way: say you buy a junked Classic car you want to restore (or bike). Title gets signed over to you, with the date purchased (or Bill of Sale). It takes you 2 years to get it all fixed up, and you're soooo excited to get plates and take her out! You get to the registration, and find out on top of the extra "fees", you also get tapped for another $100 or more for not registering your non-working Classic (or bike) within 3 months of purchase! Imagine all the cars on blocks in lawns across Colorado paying for registration!

I've also heard the reason for the increase is so Colorado can be free of Federal gas-tax money for roads and be self-sufficient. Right. Ever hear of a state refusing Federal funds?
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:58 AM   #10
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I used to keep a pile of my bikes on the road back when it was 17 bucks for an older bike.

Now I don't 'cos it's 43 per bike (here in Larimer county) - plus the tags went up on the trailer too.

Pint of beer to whoever can spot them all - case of beer (PBR) to whoever gets all the years right.

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #11
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I just divide the $ by 12 and the reaming feels a little better...
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:13 AM   #12
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Wudscrasher, I agree that the penalty fee that many states slap on for an untimely registration borders on criminal/illegal. Their contention is that is keeps people from driving unregistered vehicles after a purchase, and that it's not a revenue tool. Well, that might be arguable if the state also provides an option for inoperative, junk, or classic vehicles to have their title transfer, but no sales tax or license registration until the vehicle is actually ready to operate on the street. Why should someone have to pay a decently large fee up front on a vehicle that may never operate on a street? Well, of course the answer is "money". As to people operating recently purchased vehicles without a timely registration, that's what law enforcement is for. Heck, even from a monetary aspect, the community can get an even bigger revenue bump from dummies being cited for driving an unregistered vehicle after a sale. Some states offer such an option for an inoperative vehicle, but most don't...and most don't mainly from a revenue aspect IMO. A small, reasonable, title transfer fee for an inoperative vehicle would be fair and logical. All other fees involving value tax, registration, license plates, and whatever other regulations require can be tacked on if and when the vehicle actually operates on the street. But I realize that trying to incorporate "logical" and "reasonable" into the function of goverment these days is probably an exercise in futility.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:02 AM   #13
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Wudscrasher, I agree that the penalty fee that many states slap on for an untimely registration borders on criminal/illegal. Their contention is that is keeps people from driving unregistered vehicles after a purchase, and that it's not a revenue tool. Well, that might be arguable if the state also provides an option for inoperative, junk, or classic vehicles to have their title transfer, but no sales tax or license registration until the vehicle is actually ready to operate on the street.

But I realize that trying to incorporate "logical" and "reasonable" into the function of goverment these days is probably an exercise in futility.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:00 AM   #14
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It is a pain, but when can "sell" the vehicle to the spouse, child, billy bob you invented and then back to you and there is nothing they can say.

Unless of course this is Boulder County.

My buddy keeps his rig registered out of state for just the BS reason Colorado has imposed. There is nothing the cops can do.

(waiting for Cowboy to chime in)

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Wudscrasher, I agree that the penalty fee that many states slap on for an untimely registration borders on criminal/illegal. Their contention is that is keeps people from driving unregistered vehicles after a purchase, and that it's not a revenue tool. Well, that might be arguable if the state also provides an option for inoperative, junk, or classic vehicles to have their title transfer, but no sales tax or license registration until the vehicle is actually ready to operate on the street. Why should someone have to pay a decently large fee up front on a vehicle that may never operate on a street? Well, of course the answer is "money". As to people operating recently purchased vehicles without a timely registration, that's what law enforcement is for. Heck, even from a monetary aspect, the community can get an even bigger revenue bump from dummies being cited for driving an unregistered vehicle after a sale. Some states offer such an option for an inoperative vehicle, but most don't...and most don't mainly from a revenue aspect IMO. A small, reasonable, title transfer fee for an inoperative vehicle would be fair and logical. All other fees involving value tax, registration, license plates, and whatever other regulations require can be tacked on if and when the vehicle actually operates on the street. But I realize that trying to incorporate "logical" and "reasonable" into the function of goverment these days is probably an exercise in futility.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:25 AM   #15
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I used to keep a pile of my bikes on the road back when it was 17 bucks for an older bike.

Now I don't 'cos it's 43 per bike (here in Larimer county) - plus the tags went up on the trailer too.

Pint of beer to whoever can spot them all - case of beer (PBR) to whoever gets all the years right.

Right to Left.. I'm just going to pick years out of my arse :
1990 Honda RC30
1992 Yamaha FZR600
1991 Ducati 888 or pre 91 851
1987 Honda CBR1000
1985 Honda Interceptor
1988 Suzuku GSXR
1987 Kawasaki GPZ900
Kawasaki tripple OH1????
1982 Seca 400

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