Starting in 2018, vehicle owners in New London will begin paying an annual 20-dollar vehicle registration fee. The ordinance establishing the so-called “wheel tax” received final approval from the city council this week….. the vote was 9-1. The 20 dollars will be added to the state’s 75-dollar vehicle registration fee. The state will then send New London’s local wheel tax share of the fee back to the city, to be used exclusively for city road work. The fee is expected to generate nearly 200-thousand dollars per year.