Michael, Cocolalla, Idaho

Short for documentation fee, this is the cost that a dealership will typically charge to cover the cost of paperwork for items like the title and registration. From the Cars.com article “Final Fees and Negotiating Tips”:

doc or conveyance fee: This stands for documentation fee, purportedly to cover the cost of paperwork. It's usually less than $50. Some dealers will refuse to budge on it.”

The doc fee will vary from location to location, depending on whether your state has a standardized fee or the dealership determines the cost. Dealerships may use this fee for extra profit. Check your local state laws, and always double-check the final paperwork for any additional or seemingly questionable fees.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on April 29, 2008 in What Does This Mean? | Permalink

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