Local transportation benefit district fees

RCW 36.73.020 allows city or county governments to create transportation benefit districts and impose an additional vehicle registration fee to fund local transportation projects.

Transportation benefit districts and fees

If you live in any of the following locations, you must pay an additional transportation benefit district fee when you renew your vehicle tabs:

Transportation Benefit District Fee Effective date
(Tabs expiring on or after…)
Location code
Anacortes
360.293.1919
$20 April 1, 2015 29-01
Bainbridge Island
206.780.8624
$20 August 1, 2013 18-04
Bremerton
360.473.5920
$20 July 1, 2012 18-01
Buckley
360.829.1921, ext. 7801
$20 February 1, 2014 27-02
Burien No. 1
206.241.4647
$10 February 1, 2011 17-34
Carbonado
360.829.0125
$20 November 1, 2013 27-03
Des Moines
206.870.7586
$20 September 1, 2009 17-09
DuPont
253.964.8121
$20 September 1, 2013 27-04
Edgewood
253.952.3299
$20 July 1, 2014 27-20
East Wenatchee
509.884.9515
$20 August 1, 2013 09-02
Eatonville
360.832.3361
$20 March 1, 2013 27-05
Electric City
509.633.1510
$20 May 1, 2013 13-02
Edmonds
425.771.0260
$20 September 1, 2009 31-04
Enumclaw
360.825.3593
$20 September 1, 2014 17-11
Everett
425.257.7767
$20 March 1, 2015 31-05
42-05
Grandview
509.882.9200
$20 February 1, 2012 39-01
Kalama
360.673.4561
$20 October 1, 2013 08-02
Kelso
360.423.0900
$20 July 1, 2013 08-03
Kenmore
425.398.8900
$20 June 1, 2013 17-38
Kittitas
509.968.0220
$20 December 1, 2012 19-03
Lake Forest Park
206.368.5440
$20 September 1, 2009 17-17
Lynnwood
425.670.5020
$20 July 1, 2011 31-10
Mabton
509.894.4096
$20 December 1, 2011 39-04
Maple Valley
425.413.8800
$20 July 1, 2013 17-20
Mountlake Terrace
425.744.6272
$20 August 1, 2012 31-13
Olympia
360.570.3727
$20 October 1, 2009 34-03
Orting
360.892.2219, ext. 133
$20 February 1, 2013 27-10
Prosser
509.786.2332
$20 November 1, 2009 03-03
Roy
253.843.1113
$20 January 1, 2015 27-12
Royal City
509.346.2263
$20 November 1, 2012 13-11
Seattle
206.233.5005
$20 May 1, 2011 17-26
Shoreline
206.801.2302
$20 February 1, 2010 17-37
Snoqualmie
425.888.1555, ext. 1135
$20 March 1, 2011 17-28
Soap Lake
509.246.1211
$20 November 1, 2013 13-12
Spokane
509.625.6252
$20 September 1, 2011 32-10
Tacoma
253.591.5511
$20 June 1, 2013 27-17
Toppenish
509.865.4500
$20 December 1, 2012 39-10
University Place
253.460.5447
$20 July 1, 2014 27-19
Wapato
509.877.2334
$20 April 1, 2013 39-12
Wenatchee
509.888.3600
$20 August 1, 2012 04-05
Wilkeson
360-829-0790
$20 January 1, 2015 27-18
Zillah
509.829.5151
$20 July 1, 2012 39-14

Vehicles subject to fees

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Trucks that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Motorcycles
  • Commercial passenger vehicles and trucks that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Combination trucks that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Tow trucks
  • House moving dollies
  • Trucks used exclusively for hauling logs that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • 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
  • Motorcycle trailers
  • Travel trailers
  • Fixed load vehicles that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Mobile homes licensed as vehicles

Exempt vehicles

  • All farm vehicles
  • Campers
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Snowmobiles
  • Mopeds
  • Personal use trailers with a single axle and less than 2,000 pounds scale weight
  • Commercial trailers
  • Combination trailers
  • Trailers used exclusively for hauling logs
  • Horseless carriage, collector, or restored-plate vehicles
  • Converter gear
  • Government vehicles
  • Private school vehicles
  • Vehicles properly registered to disabled American veterans

How a transportation benefit district works

Once a local transportation benefit district is set up, the district’s board of directors may vote to charge a local vehicle licensing fee due when a vehicle owner buys new tabs.

  • The transportation benefit district board has the authority to impose a fee of up to $20 per vehicle without voter approval.
  • A transportation benefit district may impose a vehicle renewal fee of up to $100 per vehicle or seek other sources of funding if approved by voters.

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