Horse-Drawn Vehicle Licensing Costs Going Up

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): The cost of licensing a horse-drawn vehicle in Allen County is going up for the first time since 1997. The cost will go from $30/vehicle to $55/vehicle after action taken by the Board of Commissioners. Officials say the price hike would bring Allen County’s fee in line with those in Adams, Elkhart, LaGrange, and Noble Counties. The fee will be for vehicles like buggies and trailers towed behind horse-drawn or non-motorized vehicles, with the exception of wagons used mainly for field work. Officials say county highways are worked on using revenue from the state gas tax. However, since horse-drawn vehicles don’t use gas, the fees collected from license plates are also used to fund the upkeep of roads.