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Vehicle Registration

Wyoming Statutes dictate the calculation of all registration fees. Therefore, the fees are the same no matter what county a vehicle is registered in. However, the county that collects the fees keeps and distributes the money to the taxing entities in their county. Therefore, residents are encouraged to register vehicles in the county where they reside.

Registration fees consist of two parts:

  • County Fee - an ad valorem tax, meaning a tax based on the value of the vehicle. Therefore, it is usually the portion allowed as a deduction on IRS tax returns. The county fee is distributed monthly to the taxing entities (schools, city, county, etc) in the county.
  • State Fee - a fee levied by and sent to the State of Wyoming.

The County Fee is calculated using the following formula:

Factory Cost x Year of Service Rate x .03 = County Fee

The Factory Cost is the MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price or Sticker Price) of the make, model, and trim level of a vehicle when new.The Clerk's Office determines the factory cost and places it on titles.

Which Year of Service the vehicle is in determines the rate at which it's taxed, as follows:

1st Year: 60%
2nd Year: 50%
3rd Year: 40%
4th Year: 30%
5th Year: 20%
6th Year or More: 15%

In other words, a new vehicle is taxed at a rate of 60% and a vehicle 6 years or older is taxed at 15%. So, a new vehicle having a factory cost of $20,000 would have a County Fee of:

$20000 x 60% x .03 = $360.00

The State Fee depends on the vehicle type, as follows:

  • Passenger $15.00
  • Truck, Trailers $2.00-$60.00, depending on weight (reference weight tables below)
  • Motorcycle $12.00
  • Commercial $80.00-$1,400.00, depending on weight
TRUCK & TRAILER WEIGHTS
  Weight Fee
Light Wt Trailer 1 1000 2.00
House Trailer 1001 3500 15.00
1/2 Ton Truck 3501 4500 20.00
3/4 Ton Truck 4501 5500 30.00
1 Ton Truck 5501 6000 40.00
  6001 25999 60.00
HORSE TRAILER WEIGHTS
  Weight Fee
2 Horse 2200 2600 15.00
4 Horse Bumper Pull 3200 3500 15.00
4 Horse Gooseneck 4000 4500 20.00
6 Horse 6001 UP 60.00
8 Horse 8000 UP 60.00


ESTIMATED TRUCK WEIGHTS
     
  Weight Fee
Ranger/S-10/Dakota/Toyota/Nissan    
2WD Regular Cab 3086 15.00
4WD Extended Cab 3600 20.00
     
1/2 Ton Ford/Chevr/GMC/Dodge    
2WD Regular Cab 3937 20.00
2WD Extended Cab 4101 20.00
4WD Regular Cab 4886 30.00
4WD Extended Cab 5397 30.00
     
3/4 Ton Ford/Chevr/GMC/Dodge    
2WD Regular Cab 5698 40.00
2WD Extended Cab 5727 40.00
4WD Regular Cab 5760 40.00
4WD Extended Cab 6088 60.00

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