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reubenray 08-03-2020 03:52 PM

Motorhome Tag Costs - NW Arkansas?
We are contemplating moving to NW Arkansas next year to be closer to family. If anyone has a 40' diesel motorhome that lives in that area how much are you paying for your tag each year? Just trying to work up a preliminary budget. I am paying $1,500 a year here in Alabama. I don't know what County we would move to yet, but it would be around Rogers, AR.

mevman 08-04-2020 08:06 AM

Tags are not expensive in Arkansas....I think mine is like $25 or something like that.
What will kill you is the Personal Property tax that the county will charge you. It more than makes up for the low tag cost. I have older cars, a motorcycle and a 38' Fleetwood 2008 model. My PPT bill due every Oct is $1400. :banghead:

beenthere 08-04-2020 09:44 AM

wow in ND i pay $105 for my 40" and no taxes.

Spdracr39 08-04-2020 01:46 PM

And to transfer the title to Arkansas you will have to pay Sales Tax. That's going to be the big expense.

mevman 08-04-2020 02:34 PM

Right....almost forgot that lovely 6%.

reubenray 08-04-2020 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by mevman (Post 5381320)
Right....almost forgot that lovely 6%.

6% of what?

mevman 08-04-2020 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by reubenray (Post 5381344)
6% of what?

I believe that the State goes by purchase least they did for me. But then I wasn't bringing in a vehicle. Not sure how they value vehicles already in possession...but I'm guessing they have a book of value or something.
You may want to get on the AR web sites for vehicles fees. Oh...and's 6.5% not 6%.

Spdracr39 08-04-2020 03:20 PM

I believe they go by book value also but I have lived here 54 years so not sure. and yes it's 6.5%.

reubenray 08-04-2020 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by Spdracr39 (Post 5381366)
I believe they go by book value also but I have lived here 54 years so not sure. and yes it's 6.5%.

Do all states do this? This could be $10,000.

reubenray 08-05-2020 05:52 AM

I want to clarify what I am reading here.

If I move from Alabama to Arkansas I would have to pay 6.5% sales tax on my motorhome that I bought three years ago? I am assuming this has to be done in order to get Arkansas tags. Plus I would have to pay personal property ("ad valorem) fees each year when I renew my tags on top of the tag fees. This is how Alabama is.

In normal times all of these questions could be answered by stopping by a DMV office, but this is not normal times. Everything has switched to online, which does not give you much info.

Camper25 08-05-2020 06:01 AM

Google the phone number of a county where you might want to live and call.

mevman 08-05-2020 08:05 AM

State of Arkansas DMV offices etc:

(501) 682-8381 for titles etc. (501) 682-4692 DMV main office.

reubenray 08-05-2020 08:24 AM

I checked my tag breakdown for Alabama which is actually $1407.77 for 2020.

License Fee - $502.25
State - $178.36
County - $260.68
City - $137.20
School - $369.28

LandKO 08-05-2020 08:39 AM

I just renewed the tags on my class C. Because it’s a motorized vehicle it requires yearly renewal. If it had been a travel trailer, it is a one time license fee (why? I haven’t figured that out)
The yearly registration fee was $30 + $2.50 (listed a a “special fee”) + .39 for postage = $32.89
The fees are based on gross weight and/or number of axels.
Sales tax is Only charged on a new or used vehicle that is purchased and brought into Arkansas while you are already a Arkansas resident.
Moving to Arkansas with a vehicle already registered in another state will require a license tag fee and a title transfer fee, but not sales tax.

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