Personalized license plate sample

Personalized plates

As of January 1, 2015, there were changes to vehicle fees and plate costs.

Overview

  1. Decide what you’d like to have on your plate.
  2. Find out the initial cost for a plate.
  3. Submit your application and payment.
  4. Update your Good-to-Go! account.
  5. Renew your tabs and plates every year.

1. Decide what you’d like to have on your plate

The characters you can use are letters, numbers, hyphens, or spaces:

  • For standard-size plates: 1–7 characters.
  • For motorcycle and small trailer plates: 1–6 characters.

You can’t use:

  • Unusual characters: (#, %, &, @, +, !) etc.
  • Invalid letter and number combinations.
  • Vulgar, racial, ethnic, or indecent messages.

Use these tools to help you plan your plates:

2. Find out the initial cost for a plate

Initial cost for personalized plates with standard mountain background. Yearly plate renewal fees will apply.

Vehicle type Fee
Passenger/truck $84.75
Trailer $72.75
Motorcycle $66.75

Initial cost for personalized plates with a special design. Yearly plate renewal fees will apply.

Vehicle type Fee
Passenger/truck $124.75
Trailer $112.75
Motorcycle $106.75
Keep Kids Safe plate Add $5 to above

Save money. If your tabs expire in 6 months or less, save money by getting your new plates and tabs at the same time.

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

3. Submit your payment and application

Fill out the Special Background, Personalized, or HAM Operator License Plate Application, include your payment.

  • Take it to a vehicle licensing office
  • or
  • 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:

Questions? Need help?

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See also:

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