Military Affiliate Radio System plate

Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) plates

Important information

  • 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 (


  1. What you need to do to qualify.
  2. Find out the cost for plates.
  3. Submit your documentation, application and payment.
  4. Update your Good-to-Go! account, if you have one.
  5. Renewing your plates

1. What you need to do to qualify

This plate is available to you if you’re a WA state vehicle owner and have an Affiliate Radio License authorized by Department of Defense.

2. Find out the cost for plates.

Vehicle type Fee
Passenger/truck $37.75

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 documentation, application and payment

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

Mail a copy of your Affiliate Radio License, Military License Plate Application and payment.

4. Update your Good To Go! account

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

5. Renewing your plates

There’s no yearly plate fee for MARS plates, but you’ll need to renew the vehicle registration and tabs every year.


Contact us

Washington Healthcare Finder
Good To Go!
Access Washington – official state government website