Maryland Approves New Car Fee

Drivers are already dealing with high gas prices. But now you’ll be paying more to buy a car in Maryland, too.

State lawmakers approved an increase in what is called the “dealer fee.” That’s a fee that car dealers are allowed to charge for completing paperwork for the new vehicle.

The fee will now go from $100 to $200. And after three years, dealers will be able to charge $300 for the paperwork. The state expects to generate about $6 million a year from the charge.

The fee is not mandatory, and is usually worked into the price of vehicle, meaning you can negotiate the fee amount when buying a car.

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