The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was announced on January 20, 2016, increasing the maximum documentary fee from $113 to $114 for processing titlework manually and from $134 to $135 if dealers perform online registrations with an online provider such as DealerTrack.
The increase is effective immediately.
The documentary fee:
• is non-taxable;
• may be excluded from a dealer’s advertised price for the sale of a vehicle;
• is a negotiable item, so the actual dollar amount may not be preprinted on the buyer’s order;
• is a dealer-imposed charge, not a state-mandated fee; and
• must be disclosed on a sign in a dealership.