The price of a car is never what it seems. There’s the selling price, the fees, the add-ons, and taxes. When it’s all said and done you end up with you “out the door” price, and one of the line items you’ll see on your purchase agreement is a “doc fee”. Car dealer doc fees show up on EVERY car deal, and on this page we’ve aggregated all the car dealer doc fees by state for 2022.
Some states (like California and New York) cap the dealer doc fee. Others (we’re looking at you Florida) don’t. On this page you’ll see the average doc fee that you should expect a dealership to charge you if you are buying a car from their state. If a dealer is charging more, you should try to negotiate the price down.
Car Dealer Doc Fee by State 2022
We’ve also included the average title and registration fee you should expect to pay in each state.
In today’s market you will likely not be able to negotiate the dealer doc fee. That being said, we have this complete guide to car dealer fees you should never pay.
To collect doc fees we worked with one of our data providers, MarketCheck, to analyze thousands of car deals to determine our baseline doc fees. As states update their laws relating to doc fees we update this page, typically each quarter.