The Belmont County Commission hosted a public hearing about increasing the price to renew license plates to $49.50.
The license plate fees have not been adjusted in over 50 years.
Belmont County Engineer Terry Lively says the fee could bring in an additional $819,000 each year to help infrastructure like roads and bridges.
Some residents said they can’t afford another hike. But others said the county’s roads and bridges are in desperate need.
No decision was made. They have another public hearing on the subject, set for next Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.