I thought the fee increase is happening May 1st. How come the convenience fee for purchasing licenses and tags are already in effect?
Thank you for your question. The Fish and Games fee increase request was not passed through legislation this year. License, tag and permit fees will remain the same as they have since 2005 for residents and 2009 for nonresidents. If you are asking about the convenience fees charged for using the telephones sales service or the Internet sales site, those fees have been set through a contract with the company providing those services since 2007. Those convenience fees have not changed since 2007 with the exception of the convenience fee for transactions made via the Internet where some of the items purchased are printed by the customer. The convenience fee for that particular type of transaction has been reduced by $1.50. The convenience fees the contractor collects go to pay their employees at the call centers, pay for printing and mailing costs to mail out the items customers purchase and costs associated with maintaining systems to provide those sales site services. Please let us know if you have additional questions. Thank you.