As of January 1, 2015, there were changes to vehicle fees and plate costs.
The Gold Star plate is available for family members of a US armed forces member who died while in service to his or her country, or as a result of his or her service.
You must be a WA state vehicle owner and certified by Department of Veterans Affairs* as a:
*Request a certified letter from Department of Veterans Affairs.
You have 2 options. If you want your Gold Star plates:
Contact a vehicle licensing office to find out the total cost of your plates.
Make sure you’ve received your certified letter from Department of Veterans Affairs.
Mail your certified letter, Military License Plate Application and payment.
If you have an account, update it with your new plates:
You must renew your plates every year, even if you’re not using the vehicle. If you have personalized plates, see Renew your personalized plates every year.
If you are the widow or widower recipient of a Gold Star license plate you're exempt from annual registration fees for one personal vehicle.