Amateur Radio Operator (HAM) plates
- Vehicle and vessel licensing offices can’t perform transactions on Saturday, December 10.
- Some vehicle and vessel online services, like tab renewal, 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).
- What you need to do to qualify.
- Find out the initial cost for plates.
- Submit your proof, payment and application.
- Update your Good-to-Go! account.
- Renew your tabs and registration yearly.
1. What you need to do to qualify
You must be a WA state vehicle owner and have a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license. You’re only allowed 1 set of plates for 1 vehicle registered in your name.
2. Find out the initial cost for plates
Note: These plates are not available for trailers.
Save money. If your tabs expire in 6 months or less, save money by getting your new plates and tabs at the same time.
3. Submit your proof and payment with the application
Contact a vehicle licensing office to get the total cost of your plates.
Fill out the Specialty License Plate Application, include your payment, a copy of your FCC license, and a copy of your vehicle registration.
- Mail it to:
Special Plate Unit
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9909
Olympia, WA 98507-8500
4. Update your Good To Go! account
If you have an account, update it with your new plates:
5. Renew your tabs and registration yearly
You’ll need to pay the renewal fees to renew your tabs and registration every year, even if you’re not using the vehicle.