Purple Heart license plate

Purple Heart plates

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

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Overview

  1. What you need to do to qualify.
  2. Find out the initial cost for plates
  3. Submit your proof, payment and application.
  4. Update your Good-to-Go! account, if you have one.
  5. Renewing your plates

1. What you need to do to qualify

This plate is available to you if you’re a WA state vehicle owner and you have proof (DD214):

  • That you were issued the Purple Heart
  • or
  • You’re a surviving spouse or domestic partner of a deceased Purple Heart recipient.

Note: These plates are not available for trailers.

2. Find out the initial cost for plates

Initial cost for plates with the next available number. Yearly plate renewal fees will apply.

Vehicle type Until December 31, 2014 Effective January 1, 2015
Passenger/truck $27.75 $32.75
Motorcycle $9.75 $14.75

Initial cost for personalized plates. Yearly plate renewal fees will apply.

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

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

3. Submit your proof, payment, and application

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

Mail your proof and payment with the Military License Plate Application:

  • Provide proof – a copy of your DD214.
  • If you’re a surviving spouse or domestic partner of a deceased Purple Heart recipient, provide a copy of the recipient’s death certificate and an affidavit that you haven’t remarried.

4. Update your Good To Go! account

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

5. Renewing your plates

You must renew your plates every year, even if you’re not using the vehicle. If you have personalized plates, see Renew your pesonalized plates every year.

Questions?

Contact us

Washington Healthcare Finder
Access Washington – official state government website