Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Manitoba government says it will be reducing vehicle registration fees on July 1, for the second year in a row, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced on Thursday.
“As part of our government’s Budget 2021 announcement, we’ve committed to protecting Manitobans’ income by reducing vehicle registration fees by a further 10 per cent,” Schuler said in a release. “Reducing these fees is a step toward making life more affordable for Manitobans.”
Vehicle registration fees will be reduced by an additional 10 percent starting in July, keeping $15 million in the pockets of Manitoba drivers, according to the release.
The registration fee decrease applies to non-commercial vehicles, resulting in an annual registration fee of $129 for most cars, sport utility vehicles and light trucks. Owners of other non-commercial vehicles including motorcycles/mopeds, farm and personal-use trucks and trailers will also benefit from reduced registration fees.
Manitobans will benefit from a $10 decrease to the existing $139 vehicle registration fee as a continued step to reverse the 30 percent increase in 2012 implemented by the previous administration, noted Schuler.
Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) administers and collects vehicle registration fees on behalf of the provincial government.