You may purchase personalized plates with a special background design for use on most vehicle types currently licensed in Washington State. These plates allow you to put your personalized message on a special background design.
The rules for messages on personalized plates with a special background design are the same as the rules for standard personalized plates.
You can request a personalized plate with most available special design plate backgrounds, except the following:
Visit your local vehicle licensing office to add a special background design.
The total cost of your personalized plates with a special background design will depend on the type of vehicle you are licensing and the type of license plates you already have. Please contact your local vehicle licensing office to determine the exact cost for new plates.
When you renew the tabs for your personalized plates with a special background design, you must pay all the following fees:
If your tabs are due to expire within 6 months, you can calculate your vehicle tab fees to find out how much it will cost to renew.
If you have a Good To Go! electronic tolling pass, be sure to update the license plate number and contact information on your account when you get your new personalized plate. You can update your account with the Department of Transportation:
There are 3 ways to renew: