King County congestion reduction charge

If you live in King County, you’ll pay a $20 congestion reduction charge when you renew your tabs. This charge was authorized by the legislature and enacted by the Metropolitan King County Council to enable King County Metro Transit to continue providing the current level of transit service, and help reduce traffic congestion for all motorists.

Vehicles subject to this charge:

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Trucks that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Motorcycles
  • Commercial vehicles that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Commercial trailers
  • Combination trucks that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Tow trucks
  • House moving dollies
  • Trucks that weigh 6,000 pounds or less, used exclusively for hauling logs
  • Trailers used exclusively for hauling logs
  • Taxicabs
  • For-hire or stage vehicles with 6 seats or less
  • For-hire or stage vehicles with 7 or more seats that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Private use trailers over 2,000 pounds
  • Travel trailers
  • Fixed-load vehicles that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Mobile homes licensed as vehicles
  • Motor homes
  • Neighborhood and medium-speed electric passenger vehicles
  • Neighborhood and medium-speed electric trucks that weigh 6,000 pounds or less

Vehicles NOT subject to this charge:

  • All farm vehicles
  • Campers
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Snowmobiles
  • Mopeds
  • Personal use trailers with a single axle and less than 2,000 pounds scale weight
  • Combination trailers
  • Horseless carriage, collector, or restored-plate vehicles
  • Converter gear
  • State and local government vehicles
  • Private school vehicles

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