Does the DMV waive fees?

I’m on Social Security disability. The DMV charged me a $251 fee. Will the DMV waive the fee or reduce the amount? I’m on a fixed income and can’t lose my money for food.

Answer
Many people are experiencing financial hardship or are on a fixed income right now, so I know how difficult it can be to pay unexpected fines or bills. Whether the DMV will waive your $251 fee depends on where you live and the type of fee.
Some states will allow the waiver of certain fees if you meet specific requirements. For example, Nevada may waive fees if a driver is experiencing extenuating circumstances, like illness or a death in the family.
Additionally, some DMVs also have payment plans available to avoid having to pay your fees all at once. Entering a payment plan also means you can continue driving.
To find out what your options are, contact the customer service department for your state’s DMV. Also, consider looking into programs within your community or state. Many different organizations can help those in financial need.
Beyond that, consider using Jerry to save on your car expenses. The average Jerry driver saves $879 a year on car insurance.
I hope everything works out!
Emily Maracle
Answered on Jan 07, 2022
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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