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Car Registration will go up in New Year

Registering your light vehicles  (cars and pickups) will be more costly starting Jan. 1, 2018 when a new 3-percent administrative fee becomes effective. The fee doesn’t apply to the county option tax which is the only fee retained by the county.   Motor homes or other higher priced vehicles will pay more because of the luxury tax passed by legislature.  An annual fee of $825.00 will be collected on new to 10 yr. old light vehicles registered with a MSRP over $150,000.00. The motorhome luxury fee of $800.00 will be collected on new to 10 yr. old motor homes registered with a MSRP over $300,000.00.  These fees will be assessed on 2017 expirations that are paid late in 2018. A 2015 Jeep Wrangler with a MSRP of $35,595.00 will cost the taxpayer $400.27 in 2018, instead of  $393.28, the cost in 2017.
The fee was assessed to raise revenue to operate the offices of Dept. of Justice’s Motor Vehicle Division.  The fee helps free up gasoline tax revenue to maintain the highways around the State instead of being used for operations of the Motor Vehicle Division.


Upcoming Events

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:00pm
    Paintbrush Piecers Quilt Guild meeting will be Monday April 22 at 6 p.m. at the Cody Sr. Center. After a short business meeting the program will be a trunk show presented by Betty Hecker, Audrey Clark and Sharon Kaeding from Red Lodge. Meetings are free and guests are welcome. For information contact Marybeth 754-5399
  • Monday, April 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.

The Carbon County News

Street Address:

11 N. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 970, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Phone: 406-446-2222

Fax: 406-446-2225

Toll-Free: 800-735-8843

Open: Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.