For military personnel: Vehicles & boats

Important information

  • Vehicle and vessel licensing offices can’t perform transactions on Saturday, December 10.
  • Vehicle and vessel online services won’t be available December 7-12 while we update our system.
  • On December 12, 2016, we’ll begin using a new vehicle and vessel computer system.
  • In the days following the launch of our new system, you may experience longer than usual wait times.

Learn more: DOL vehicle licensing system will be down on December 10 for system replacement (licensingexpress.wordpress.com).

Nonresidents stationed in Washington

Find out how to register your vehicle while you’re stationed in Washington.

WA residents stationed outside the state

Learn how to get license plates if you’re a Washington resident stationed outside the state.

Temporary permits

Waiting for plates from your home state? Find out how to get a permit so you can use your vehicle on Washington roads until they arrive.

Tax exemptions

Learn about vehicle, sales, or use tax exemptions for military personnel.

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