Car Dealer Doc Fee by State 2021

December 6, 2021
Written by: Zach Shefska
Categories: Car Buying
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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 2021.

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 2021

We’ve also included the average title and registration fee you should expect to pay in each state.

StateAverage Doc FeeTitle FeeRegistration FeeMore Reading
AK$200$18$100http://law.alaska.gov/department/civil/consumer/vehicles.html#fees
AL$485$18$23https://revenue.alabama.gov/motor-vehicle/license-plate-and-registration-information/
AR$110$10$25https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/motorVehicleOffice/schedule_fee1.pdf
AZ$410$4$10https://azdot.gov/sites/default/files/2019/08/AZ-registration-fees.pdf
CA$85$18$70https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/vehicle-registration/registration-fees/vehicle-registration-fee-calculator/
CO$490$7$300https://arapahoegov.com/1569/Vehicle-Registration-Fee-Estimate
CT$415$25$80https://portal.ct.gov/DMV/Fees/Fees/Fees-for-Registration#passcl
DC$300$26$115https://dmv.dc.gov/node/155452
DE$292$10$40https://www.dmv.de.gov/Common/DMVFees/index.shtml
FL$995$77$248https://www.flhsmv.gov/fees/
GA$545$18$20https://dor.georgia.gov/motor-vehicles/motor-vehicle-titles-and-registration/motor-vehicles-fees-fines-and-penalties
HI$250$0$115https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/departments/finance/vehicle-registration-licensing/motor-vehicles-fee-information
IA$135$258$500https://www.iowataxandtags.org/vehicle-registration/registration-fees-by-vehicle-type/
ID$265$14$65
IL$303$150$151https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/vehicles/basicfees.html
IN$150$15$36https://www.in.gov/bmv/files/Fee_Chart.pdf
KS$399$10$43https://kansastreasurers.org/index.php/motor-vehicle/titling-fees-refunds/
KY$450$92$21
LA$200$69$50https://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/OMV_Welcome.nsf/c12363415339e36e8625724700043adc/5306532dd9e7ab5d862575f4006d97e0?OpenDocument
MA$396$75$50https://www.mass.gov/files/2017-07/Schedule%20of%20Fees_9.pdf
MD$500$100$135https://mva.maryland.gov/Pages/fees.aspx
ME$499$33$35https://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/registration/regfees.html
MI$230$15$100https://dsvsesvc.sos.state.mi.us/TAP/_/#1
MN$75$8$6https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/Pages/license-plate-fees.aspx
MO$500$9$39https://dor.mo.gov/motorv/fees.php#regisfees
MS$425$8$14https://www.dor.ms.gov/Pages/MotorVehicle-FAQs.aspx#402
MT$299$122$217https://dojmt.gov/driving/vehicle-title-and-registration/
NC$599$52$36https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/title-registration/vehicle/Pages/fees.aspx
ND$299$5$150https://apps.nd.gov/dot/mv/mvrenewal/feeCalc.htm
NE$299$10$24https://dmv.nebraska.gov/dvr/reg/registration-fees-and-taxes
NH$372$25$43https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/registration/vehicle.htm
NJ$399$60$84https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/vehicles/regfees.htm
NM$339$3$62http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/register-your-vehicle.aspx
NV$499$28$33https://dmvnv.com/regfees.htm
NY$175$55$50https://dmv.ny.gov/registration/registration-fees-use-taxes-and-supplemental-fees-passenger-vehicles
OH$250$15$36https://www.bmv.ohio.gov/links/bmv-all-fees.pdf
OK$299$11$97https://www.ok.gov/tax/Individuals/Motor_Vehicle/Tag,_Tax,_Title_&_Fees/index.html
OR$115$77$86https://oregon.public.law/statutes/ors_822.043
PA$389$53$37https://www.dmv.pa.gov/Information-Centers/Payment/pages/payments-and-fees-page.aspx
RI$220$55$230http://www.dmv.ri.gov/documents/fees/passenger-and-commercial-reg-by-weight.pdf
SC$350$15$40http://www.scdmvonline.com/Fees
SD$115$10$120https://dor.sd.gov/individuals/motor-vehicle/all-vehicles-title-fees-registration/#registration
TN$500$11$27https://www.tn.gov/revenue/title-and-registration/vehicle-titling—registration/vehicle-registration.html
TX$150$33$74https://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/register-your-vehicle
UT$299$10$6https://dmv.utah.gov/taxes-fees#regfees
VA$599$10$41https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/webdoc/pdf/dmv201.pdf
VT$180$33$70https://dmv.vermont.gov/registrations/fees
WA$150$15$30https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/fees.html
WI$299$165$85https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/vehicles/title-plates/vehicle-fees-default.aspx
WV$175$10$30http://transportation.wv.gov/DMV/DMVFormSearch/Registration-Fees-Brochure.pdf
WY$500$25$15http://www.dot.state.wy.us/home/titles_plates_registration.html

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.

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