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dealnews.com: 11 Things That Will Be More Expensive in 2012

7. City-Enforced Fees

As municipalities look for ways to make up for budget shortfalls, fees for everything from dog licenses to vehicle registration and parking rates are going up, as is enforcement of fine-related infractions. In Chicago for example, a non-registered dog can elicit a $500 fine, while parking fines in Portland are going up 18 percent as the city tries to make up a $16 billion transportation budget deficit.

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