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Personalized plates

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

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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, if you have one.
  5. Renew your tabs and plates every year.

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

You can use these characters: letters, numbers, hypens, 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 regular background. Yearly plate renewal fees will apply.

Vehicle type Until December 31, 2014 Effective January 1, 2015
Passenger/truck $79.75 $84.75
Trailer $67.75 $72.75
Motorcycle $61.75 $66.75

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

Vehicle type Until December 31, 2014 Effective January 1, 2015
Passenger/truck $119.75 $124.75
Trailer $107.75 $112.75
Motorcycle $101.75 $106.75
Keep Kids Safe plate Add $5 to above 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

Mail your payment and Personalized License Plate Application Form (see address on application.)

4. Remember to update your Good To Go! account

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

5. Renew your tabs and plates every year.

You’ll need to pay the renewal fees to renew your tabs and to renew your plates every year, even if you’re not using the vehicle.

If you don’t renew within 45 days after your vehicle expires, the plate message will be made available to the public. If your message is no longer available, you’ll have to purchase new plates with an alternative message.

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See also:

Washington Healthcare Finder
Access Washington – official state government website