Wyoming Statutes dictate the calculation of all registration fees. Therefore, the fees are the same no matter what county a vehicle is registered in. However, the county that collects the fees keeps and distributes the money to the taxing entities in their county. Therefore, residents are encouraged to register vehicles in the county where they reside.
Registration fees consist of two parts:
- County Fee – an ad valorem tax, meaning a tax based on the value of the vehicle. Therefore, it is usually the portion allowed as a deduction on IRS tax returns. The county fee is distributed to the taxing entities (schools, city, county, etc) in the county.
- State Fee – a fee levied by and sent to the State of Wyoming.