Personalized license plate sample

Personalized 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 (licensingexpress.wordpress.com).

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

To find out the total cost of your plates, contact a vehicle licensing office.

Mail your payment and Specialty License Plate Application to the address on the form.

4. Update your Good To Go! account

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

5. Renew your plates yearly

You must renew your plates every year.

Questions?

Contact us

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