SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Annual registration fees for Illinois residents who own trailers will soon be reduced under a measure recently passed by the legislature and supported by state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago.
“I’ve had countless conversations with constituents who were surprised about the $100 increase in trailer fees that happened two years ago,” said Hurley. “After speaking to many constituents as well as other legislators who heard similar comments from their constituents, we wanted to look further into the issue.”
Senate Bill 58, which was supported by Hurley, reduces the annual registration fee for trailers from $118 to $36 starting January 1, 2022. According to the Secretary of State, there were 150,000 fewer trailer license applications last year compared to the previous year since the fee was increased in 2019. Lowering the trailer fee will hopefully increase the number of applicants each year, as well as lead to more travel throughout Illinois to state parks and lakes, helping support our small businesses and economy throughout the state. Senate Bill 58 recently passed with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate and is awaiting a signature from Governor Pritzker.
“I am happy we were able to come to a compromise to reduce this fee while still being able to provide necessary services to Illinoisans.” ended Hurley.