Thursday, May 22, 2008



This is what you saw in the news.....
This may have mislead you...
Law doubling gov’t fees took effect on May 3
THIS month
, motorists will be charged $30 instead of $15 for their driver’s license and other government fees will also increase by 100 percent following the enactment of a new law that aims to raise more revenues for the cash-strapped CNMI government while giving the governor unlimited reprogramming authority.
House Bill 16-79, now Public Law 16-2, was signed by Gov. Benigno R. Fitial on May 3.
Press Secretary Charles P. Reyes Jr. said the Department of Public Safety and its agencies like the Bureau of Motor Vehicles are expected to implement the changes this month.
The 100 percent increase will be imposed on the renewal of vehicle operator’s license, taxicab driver’s license, chauffeur’s license, and learner’s permits, including but not limited to, replacement for duplicate, lost or stolen licenses; vehicle registration fees; boat registration fees; firearms licenses; fingerprinting fees per set; police report fees; safety sticker fees; copies of any public records maintained by DPS; and marriage license.

Yesterday I went to get a police report for one of my business licences and expected to pay double the previous rate. However I was told the price will go in effect June 1st. Was I ever relieved!
So make sure if you have an upcoming need for any of the above listed licenses, permits or reports, do it before the first of June...

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