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2017 Registration Fee Changes

Public Act 174 of 2015 amends the Michigan Vehicle Code to raise the following vehicle registration fees by 20% effective January 1, 2017:

  • Ad valorem fees
  • GVW fees


Added fees for electric & hybrid vehicle

Effective January 1, 2017, electric and hybrid passenger vehicle registrants will be required to pay 20% higher registration fees and an additional fee in the following amounts:

  • Electric vehicles pay an added $135 (not prorated):
    $100 electric fee + $35 electric gasoline tax fee = $135
  • Hybrid vehicles pay an added $47 (not prorated):
    $30 hybrid fee + $17 hybrid gasoline tax fee = $47


Keep reading>> Dealer bulletin: registration fee increase

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Sales Tax Trade-In Credit Increases, plus new RD-108

Beginning January 1, 2017, owners trading in a motor vehicle or trailer coach receive a sales tax credit for the vehicle’s trade-in value up to a maximum of $3,500. This is a $500 increase from the 2016 maximum of $3,000. The partial sales tax trade-in credit increases by law $500 annually. Note: the delivery date determines which credit amount is applied.
New RD-108 Form
The current version of the RD-108 is being replaced. Vehicle dealers may begin submitting the new edition of the RD-108 form for any vehicle delivered to the purchaser beginning January 1, 2017.  (The Department will not accept any transactions submitted on the previous revision as of July 5, 2017.)

A dedicated line for the partial trade-in sales tax credit has been added to the new form. Therefore, dealers no longer need to submit the RD-108T when using the 2017 RD-108 form.

Please see the following links for additional information: