As of January 1, 2015, there were changes to vehicle fees and plate costs.
You must be a WA state vehicle owner and one of the following:
If you want your special design plates:
Note: These plates are flat – they don’t have raised characters.
Initial cost for plates with the next available number. Yearly plate renewal fees will apply.
Initial cost for personalized plates. Yearly plate renewal fees will apply.
Save money. If your tabs expire in 6 months or less, save money by getting your new plates and tabs at the same time.
Note: $28 of fees go to support Veterans Stewardship Account at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Contact a vehicle licensing office to find out the total cost of your plates.
Mail your payment and proof with the Military License Plate Application. Your proof of eligibility can be one of these:
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.