Fees for Paying Past the 65 Day Limit (for purchases made after January 1st, 2016)

Sales tax is due on a vehicle each time the title is transferred to a new person in exchange for money or other consideration (parts, work, etc.)

Important: Wyoming law requires that sales tax must be paid on a vehicle within 65 days of the date of purchase. The 65 days include weekends and holidays.

If the sales tax is not paid within 65 days, the following charges apply:
  • a "civil fee" of 10% of the tax due or $25.00, whichever is higher;
  • interest at 1% per month the payment is overdue, commencing on the 66th day.

The 65 day period will begin running from the date on the invoice if the vehicle is purchased from a dealer, or the on a bill of sale or when the title was notarized if the vehicle is purchased from an individual.

For example, if a person purchases a vehicle for $20,000.00, and pays the sales tax on the 66th day, they would pay:

Sales Tax (5%) $1,000.00
Civil Fee (10% of $1,000) $100.00
Interest (1% of $1,000) $10.00
Total $1,110.00