Renewal and registration fee information

The fee information provided below is to give you an idea of what you may pay. Due to the complexity of vehicle licensing fees, transportation benefit districts (TBD), and regional transit authorities (RTA), we can only give you an estimate and a list of common fees. Please contact a vehicle licensing office to find out what your fees will be.

Renewal fee estimate

If your vehicle tabs or boat decals expire within 6 months, get a fee estimate:

First registrations and titles

Registering for the first time? Buying a vehicle, boat, trailer, or need information about title fees? Contact a vehicle licensing office to find out what the fees will be.

Current vehicle fees and laws

Note: These fees may not apply to all vehicles. Your total may be a combination of some of these fees. To get an exact amount for your vehicle, contact a vehicle licensing office.

Fee Related laws and rules Fee goes to…
Special design license plates
Fee varies
Varies depending on plate Varies depending on plate
Personalized license plates
Fee varies
Varies depending on plate Varies depending on plate
Electric car fee:
RCW 46.17.323
  • 70% for Motor vehicle fund
  • 15% for Transportation improvement account
  • 15% for Rural arterial trust account
Filing fee:
$3 – registration
$4 – for title only
$7 – title with registration
RCW 46.17.005 See Vehicle registration filing fees — Distribution
License Service:
RCW 46.01.140
RCW 46.17.015
RCW 46.68.370
RCW 46.17.025
  • $0.50 to DOL Services Account
  • $0.25 to License Plate Technology Account
Transportation Benefit District (TBD):
Fee varies
RCW 36.73.065
RCW 82.80.140
WA State Treasurer for distribution to each district
Regional Transit Authority (RTA) – see Estimate your RTA excise tax RCW 81.104.160 County High Capacity Transportation Services
License/registration (based on use class):
  • $30 – License Tab fee
  • ATV use class:
    • $30 – on and off-road
    • $18 – off-road only
  • $30 – Mopeds
  • $18 – ORV use class
  • $40 – SNO less than 30 years old
  • $12 – SNO 30 years old and older
  • $15 – TLR less than 2,000 lbs scale
  • $4.90 – camper, original
  • $3.50 – camper, renewal
RCW 46.17.350
RCW 46.16A.405
RCW 46.09.530
RCW 46.09.520
RCW 46.68.350
RCW 46.16A.440
RCW 46.16A.405
  • WA State Ferries, WA State Patrol, and Motor Vehicle Fund
  • ORV funds distributed per RCWs
  • SNO funds go to Snowmobile acct, distributed per RCWs
  • TLR WA State Patrol, Puget Sound Ferry Operations, Transportation 2003 account, Transportation partnership account, and Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.17.100 Multimodal Transportation Account
WA State Patrol VIN inspection:
RCW 46.17.120 Motor Vehicle Fund
VIN Assignment:
RCW 46.17.135 Motor Vehicle Fund
Gross weight:
Fee varies
RCW 46.16A.455
RCW 46.17.355
RCW 46.68.035
Motor Vehicle Fund
Monthly Gross Weight Permit:
Fee varies
RCW 46.16A.455
RCW 46.17.360
RCW 46.68.070
RCW 47.30.030
Motor Vehicle Fund
Unpaid violations:
RCW 46.16A.120
RCW 46.17.030
RCW 46.63.160
RCW 46.63.170
RCW 46.63.180
WAC 308-96A-355
  • $10 for Motor Vehicle Fund
  • $5 for office renewal processing
Mobile Home Affairs:
RCW 59.22.080 General Fund - Cities and towns
Mobile Home Park:
RCW 59.21.055 Mobile Home Park Relocation Fund
Vehicle Weight:
Fee varies
RCW 46.17.355
RCW 46.68.035
Freight Mobility Investment Account and Multimodal Transportation Account
Arbitration fee collected by dealers on new vehicle sales:
RCW 19.118.110 Motor Vehicle Arbitration Account
Sales/Use Tax:
Fee based on location
RCW 82.08
RCW 82.12
General Fund
Commercial vehicle safety enforcement:
RCW 46.17.315
RCW 46.32.080
WA State Patrol
Issue an original plate:
$10 per plate
$4 motorcycles
RCW 46.17.200
RCW 47.66.070
Motor Vehicle Fund
Replacement Plates:
$10 per plate
$2 for motorcycles
RCW 46.17.200
RCW 47.66.070
Multimodal Transportation Account and Motor Vehicle Fund
Replace lost tabs:
RCW 46.17.230 Motor Vehicle Fund
RV Sanitary Disposal:
RCW 46.17.375 Recreational Vehicle Account
Liquid Propane Gas:
Fee varies
RCW 82.36.025 Motor Vehicle Fund
Liquid Propane Gas Handling:
RCW 82.38.075 Motor Vehicle Fund
Aquatic weed:
$3 on boat trailers
RCW 46.17.305 Freshwater Aquatic Weeds Account
Emergency Medical Services:
Fee varies
RCW 46.17.110
RCW 46.68.440
Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care System Trust Account
WA State parks donation:
$5 you can donate another amount or opt-out of donating
RCW 46.16A.090 State parks renewal and stewardship account
HAM operator:
RCW 46.17.220
WAC 308-96A-070
Motor Vehicle Fund
Change class:
RCW 46.17.310 Motor Vehicle Fund
Duplicate vehicle registration:
RCW 46.16A.190
RCW 46.17.320
Motor Vehicle Fund
Late title transfer penalty:
Fee varies
RCW 46.12.650
RCW 46.17.140
Multimodal Transportation Account
Plate reflection:
RCW 46.16A.200
RCW 46.17.200
Motor Vehicle Fund
Plate transfer:
RCW 46.17.200 Motor Vehicle Fund
Mobile home title elimination:
RCW 65.20.090
WAC 308.56A.505(5)(d)
Motor Vehicle Fund
Out of state – Fee for vehicles coming to WA from another jurisdiction:
RCW 46.17.120
RCW 46.68.020
Motor Vehicle Fund
Service fees:
Fee varies
RCW 46.17.040 Collected by DOL, county auditors, and other agents
Veteran’s emblem packets:
RCW 46.18.295 DOL and Department of Veterans Affairs
Vehicle trip permit:
RCW 46.16A.320
RCW 46.17.400
  • State Highway Patrol Account
  • County monthly expense fund
  • Motor Vehicle Fund
Special fuel trip permit:
RCW 46.68.460
RCW 46.17.400
  • State Highway Patrol Account
  • Motor Vehicle Fund

Related information

As of January 1, 2015, there were changes to vehicle fees and plate costs.


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