From residential parking stickers to new driver's licenses, the cost of almost everything connected with cars, trucks and buses increased this week.

The higher fees became law as part of the Budget Support Emergency Act of 2002. They are designed to help close the gap that opened last summer when tax collections slowed as a result of the weak economy.

Most fees increased 30 percent. The new fees are as follows:

Type of fee

Old fee

New fee

Annual registration fee for vehicle under 3,500 pounds

$55

$72

Annual registration fee for vehicle over 3,500 pounds

$88

$115

Annual registration fee for a motorcycle

$30

$53

Annual vanity tag validation fee

$20

$26

Commercial driver's license

$90

$117

Bad check penalty

$50

$65

Driver's license (new or renewal)

$25

$39

Full driver history request fee

$10

$13

Inspection sticker replacement fee

$0

$10

Inspection late fee

$15

$20

Residential parking permit fee

$10

$15

Reinstatement fee

$75

$98

Student parking permit fee

$260

$338

Temporary registration fee

$10

$13

Title fee

$20

$26

Vanity tag registration fee

$40

$52

New parking fines are as follows:

Parking in street cleaning zones

$20

$30

Illegal parking in public alleys

$20

$30

Illegal parking in residential zones

$20

$30

No parking anytime

$20

$30

Expired meter fines

$15

$25

Fines for illegal parking by tour buses

$20

$500

SOURCE: D.C. DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES