State wants to increase emissions inspection fees
By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer
ANNAPOLIS - Maryland wants to increase the vehicle emissions inspection fee from $14 to $20.
The fee, which just jumped from $12 to $14 last year, needs to be raised again to meet the increasing cost of running the program, said Motor Vehicle Administration Administrator Anne S. Ferro.
Motorists in many parts of the state, including Washington County, must have their cars tested every other year to make sure they aren't spewing too many pollutants.
The new contractor Maryland hired last year to run the inspection stations charges nearly twice as much as the previous contractor.