Horseless Carriage license plates

Horseless Carriage plates

Vehicle fees and new plate costs are changing effective January 1, 2015.

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Overview

  1. Plate requirements.
  2. Vehicle requirements.
  3. Find out the initial cost for plates.
  4. Submit your application and payment.
  5. If you use restored WA license plates...
  6. Update your Good-to-Go! account.

1. Plates requirements

  • You must be a WA state vehicle owner, to get these plates.
  • They can only be used on the vehicle they were purchased for.
  • The plates are displayed on the rear of the vehicle. If you provide a set of restored plates, they may be displayed on the front and rear of the vehicle.
  • You don’t need to display month/year tabs on the plates.

2. Vehicle requirements

Vehicles with these plates:

  • Must have a current registration.
  • Must be more than 40 years old.
  • Be capable of operating on the highway.
  • Be owned and operated as collector vehicles.
  • May be driven:
    • 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.
  • May not be used for:
    • Regular transportation in the manner of a fully licensed vehicle.
    • Commercial purposes or to carry a load.

Note: These plates are not available for trailers.

3. Find out the initial cost for plates

Vehicle type Until December 31, 2014 Effective January 1, 2015
Passenger/truck $51.75 $56.75
Motorcycle $45.75 $50.75

Contact a vehicle licensing office to find out the total cost of your plates.

4. Submit your application and payment

Contact a vehicle licensing office to find out the total cost of your plates.

Submit the following:

5. If you use restored WA license plates...

You can use restored plates on your antique vehicle instead of getting a Horseless Carriage plate through us. Restored license plates must be from the same year that the vehicle was manufactured. The plates must be restored to their original design. You can’t use reproductions. For more information, see Restored license plates.

6. Update your Good To Go! account

If you have an account, update it with your new plates:

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