- 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).
- Decide what you’d like to have on your plate.
- Find out the initial cost for plates.
- Submit your application and payment.
- Update your Good-to-Go! account.
- Renew your tabs and registration yearly.
1. Decide what you’d like to have on your plate
You must be a WA state vehicle owner, to get these plates.
If you own the rideshare van, you may be exempt from sales and use tax. To receive the tax exemption, vans must:
- Have a seating capacity of 15 or less.
- Be used regularly as a ride-sharing vehicle to transport:
- 7 or more people, including driver.
- 5 or more people, including driver, where 3 or more are confined to a wheelchair.
2. Find out the initial cost for plates
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 applications and payment
4. Update your Good To Go! account
If you have an account, update it with your new plates:
5. Renew your tabs and registration yearly
You’ll need to pay the renewal fees to renew your tabs and registration every year, even if you’re not using the vehicle.