Restored license plates

Restored plates

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

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Overview

  1. Restored plate requirements.
  2. Vehicle requirements.
  3. Find out the initial cost for a plate.
  4. Visit an office, bring your application, plates, title and payment.
  5. Update your Good-to-Go! account, if you have one.

1. Restored plate requirements

The plate must have been restored to it’s orignial design. It can’t be a reproduction. The plate must match the year of the vehicle.

For example: If you have a 1967 Mustang, it must have a 1967 restored WA license plate.

Before you can use restored plates bring them into a vehicle licensing office so we can make sure they’ve been correctly restored and are the correct plates for the year of your vehicle.

The restored license plates...

  • Must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle. If you have a set of plates, you may put them on the front and back.
  • You don’t need to display month/year tabs on the plates.
  • Are good for the life of vehicle (Don’t need to be renewed yearly).

2. Vehicle requirements

The vehicle must be over 30 years old, see Collector Vehicle plates, or an antique (horseless carriage) over 40 years old, see Horseless Carriage plates, and

  • Must have a current registration.
  • Owned and operated as a collector vehicle.
  • Capable of driving on the highway.
  • May be driven:
    • To and from auto shows, circuses, parades, displays, special excursions, and antique car club meetings.
    • For testing purposes.
    • For the pleasure of others without compensation.
  • May not be used for:
    • Commercial purposes or to carry a load.
    • Regular transportation in the manner of a fully licensed vehicle.

Note: These plates are not available for trailers.

3. Find out the initial cost for plates

Vehicle type Until December 31, 2014 Effective January 1, 2015
Passenger/truck $51.75 $56.75
Motorcycle $45.75 $50.75

4. Visit an office, bring your application, plates, title and payment.

Visit a vehicle licensing office and bring:

5. Update your Good To Go! account

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

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