Collector Vehicle plates
To use collector plates, vehicles must be:
- More than 30 years old.
- Capable of operating on the highway.
- Owned and operated as collector vehicles.
For license plates:
Collector Vehicle plates:
- May be assigned to currently registered passenger vehicles, motorcycles, or trucks.
- Are good for the life of vehicle (aren’t renewed annually).
- Don’t need to display month/year tabs.
- Must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle. (You must provide your restored or current license plates. If you provide a set, the collector vehicle plates may be displayed on the front and rear of the vehicle).
You can drive a collector vehicle:
- To and from auto shows, circuses, parades, displays, special excursions, and antique car club meetings.
- For testing purposes.
- For the pleasure of others without compensation.
You can’t drive a collector vehicle for regular transportation in the manner of a fully licensed vehicle.
How to apply
- Complete a Special License Plate Application.
- Contact your local licensing office to determine the exact cost of your plates, including all licensing and service fees.
- If you want to use restored license plates, provide your restored license plate (or plates) for the vehicle.
- Submit your completed application, plates, and fees:
Option to use restored license plates
You may use a restored license plate on your collector vehicle instead of a Collector Vehicle plate. Restored license plates are Washington-issued license plates that were designed for use in the year of the vehicle’s manufacture. The license plates must be restored so they can be identified with their year of issue. A reproduction of the original can’t be used as a restored license plate.
How to renew
You aren’t required to renew your Collector Vehicle license plates.