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Hearings at 10 a.m. on March 31, April 21 will review proposed reduction in registration cost

Clackamas County is holding two public hearings this spring to garner community input on a forthcoming amendment to reduce its vehicle registration fee for utility trailers from $30 annually to $5 annually.COURTESY PHOTO: CCSO - Clackamas County is considering lower fees for boat trailers and is asking for public input on the proposal.

As previously reported, commissioners directed staff in January to begin a countywide transition to a reduced annual trailer registration fee on utility trailers — transporting horses, boats and other cargo — following complaints from residents that the current $30 yearly bill is too large.

A $5 annual charge was proposed by the local Community Road Fund Advisory Committee, which oversees revenue from the fee introduced in 2017 to fund road maintenance and construction projects for congestion relief and driver safety.

During the pair of hearings, county transportation and development staff will read the amendments, detailed in a redlined document here, to commissioners and the community for feedback.

If the board approves the new language following the hearings, the lower fee is expected to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023.

County commissioners will host in-person and virtual hearings during regular business meeting hours at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 31 and Thursday, April 21.

Both meetings will be held in the Development Services Building at the county's Red Soils campus, located at 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, with virtual attendance welcome through Zoom.

Click here to register for the virtual link to the Thursday, March 31 meeting. The link to the April 21 meeting will be available closer to the meeting's date.

During each hearing, the public can provide verbal testimony in-person or virtually, and written comments can be sent in advance to Ellen Rogalin, community relations specialist for the county, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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