Renewal and registration fee information

The exact amount of your vehicle title and registration depends on several unique factors such as vehicle type and weight, where you live, plate type and more. The fee information here is to give you an idea of what you may pay. Due to the complexity of vehicle licensing fees, transportation benefit districts and regional transit authorities (RTA), this page can only give you tools for estimating and a list of common fees.

You may wish to visit a vehicle licensing office location to find out what your fees will be, especially if you're registering or titling a vehicle or you're moving to Washington from another state.

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If your vehicle tabs or boat decals expire within 6 months:

Payment forms accepted

All locations accept cash or check. Please make checks out to "Department of Licensing."

Some locations accept debit and credit cards but you'll be charged a convenience fee. The fee is based on the amount you spend. It ranges from $2 to 3.5% of your total.

Our online services accept MasterCard, Visa, or American Express and don’t charge a convenience fee.

Common vehicle fees

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

Fee Amount Fee goes to
Arbitration fee — collected by dealers on new vehicle sales $3 Motor Vehicle Arbitration Account
RCW 19.118.110
Aquatic weed $3 on boat trailers Freshwater Aquatic Weeds Account
RCW 46.17.305
Boats Calculate your boat registration fees
or
Use your License eXpress account
RCW 88.02.640
Class — Change vehicle class $1 Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.17.310
Commercial vehicle safety enforcement $16 WA State Patrol
RCW 46.17.315
RCW 46.32.080
Electric car fee $100
  • 70% for Motor vehicle fund
  • 15% for Transportation improvement account
  • 15% for Rural arterial trust account
RCW 46.17.323
Emergency Medical Services Fee varies Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care System Trust Account
RCW 46.17.110
RCW 46.68.440
Emission tests $15 — initial test Washington vehicle emission check program
WAC 173.422A
Filing fee $3 — registration
$4 — for title only
$7 — title with registration
See Vehicle registration filing fees — Distribution

RCW 46.17.005
Gross weight Fee varies Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.16A.455
RCW 46.17.355
RCW 46.68.035
Gross weight — monthly permit Fee varies Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.16A.455
RCW 46.17.360
RCW 46.68.070
RCW 47.30.030
HAM operator $5 Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.17.220
WAC 308–96A–070
License and registration (based on use class)
  • $30 — License Tab fee
  • All terrain vehicles (ATV) use class:
    • $30 — on and off–road
    • $18 — off–road only
  • $30 — Mopeds
  • $18 — Off–road vehicles (ORV) use class
  • Snowmobiles (SNO) less than 30 years old:
    • $40
    • $50 (effective October 1, 2015)
  • $12 — Snowmobiles (SNO) 30 years old and older
  • $15 — Trailers (TLR) less than 2,000 lbs scale
  • $4.90 — camper, original
  • $3.50 — camper, renewal
  • 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 46.17.350
RCW 46.16A.405
RCW 46.09.530
RCW 46.09.520
RCW 46.68.350
RCW 46.16A.440
RCW 46.16A.405
License service $0.75
  • $0.50 to DOL Services Account
  • $0.25 to License Plate Technology Account
RCW 46.01.140
RCW 46.17.015
RCW 46.68.370
RCW 46.17.025
Liquid Propane Gas Fee varies Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 82.36.025
Liquid Propane Gas Handling $5 Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 82.38.075
Mobile Home Affairs $15 General Fund — Cities and towns
RCW 59.22.080
Mobile Home Park $100 Mobile Home Park Relocation Fund
RCW 59.21.055
Mobile home title elimination $25 Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 65.20.090
WAC 308.56A.505(5)(d)
Stolen vehicle check fee — For vehicles coming to WA from another jurisdiction $15 Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.17.120
RCW 46.68.020
Parks donation for WA parks $5 you can donate another amount or opt–out of donating State parks renewal and stewardship account
RCW 46.16A.090
Plate reflection $2 per plate Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.16A.200
RCW 46.17.200
Plate transfer $10 Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.17.200
Plates — Issue an original license plate $10 per plate
$4 motorcycles
Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.17.200
RCW 47.66.070
Plates — Personalized license plates Varies depending on plate options Varies depending on plate
Plates — Replace license plates $10 per plate
$2 for motorcycles
Multimodal Transportation Account and Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.17.200
RCW 47.66.070
Plates — Special design license plates Varies depending on plate design Varies depending on plate
Plates — Veteran’s emblem packets $15 DOL and Department of Veterans Affairs
RCW 46.18.295
Regional Transit Authority (RTA)
(may be tax deductible, check with your tax advisor)
Estimate your RTA excise tax County High Capacity Transportation Services
RCW 81.104.160
Registration, vehicle — To get a duplicate $1.25 Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.16A.190
RCW 46.17.320
RV Sanitary Disposal $3 Recreational Vehicle Account
RCW 46.17.375
Sales/Use Tax Fee based on location General Fund
RCW 82.08
RCW 82.12
Service fees $12 for title transactions
$5 all other services
Collected by DOL, county auditors, and other agents
RCW 46.17.040
Tab renewals Calculate your vehicle tab fees
or
Use your License eXpress account
Varies depending on vehicle, plate, and location
Tabs — Replace lost tabs $9.25 Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.17.230
Title — Application for a certificate of title $15 Multimodal Transportation Account
RCW 46.17.100
Title — Quick title $50 plus titling and service fees RCW 46.17.160
RCW 46.68.025
Title transfer late fee $50 on the 16th day,
$2 per day after the 16th day, up to $125.
Multimodal Transportation Account
RCW 46.12.650
RCW 46.17.140
Transportation benefit district Fee varies WA State Treasurer for distribution to each district
RCW 36.73.065
RCW 82.80.140
Trip permit — Special fuel $30
  • State Highway Patrol Account
  • Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.68.460
RCW 46.17.400
Trip permit — Vehicle $25
  • State Highway Patrol Account
  • County monthly expense fund
  • Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.16A.320
RCW 46.17.400
Vehicle weight Fee varies Freight Mobility Investment Account and Multimodal Transportation Account
RCW 46.17.355
RCW 46.68.035
VIN Assignment $5 Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.17.135
Violations — Unpaid violations $15
  • $10 for Motor Vehicle Fund
  • $5 for office renewal processing
RCW 46.16A.120
RCW 46.17.030
RCW 46.63.160
RCW 46.63.170
RCW 46.63.180
WAC 308–96A–355
WA State Patrol vehicle ID number (VIN) inspection $65 Motor Vehicle Fund
RCW 46.17.120

All WAC and RCW links go to leg.wa.gov

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