Volunteer Firefighter license plate

Volunteer Firefighter plates

As of January 1, 2015, there were changes to vehicle fees and plate costs.

Overview

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

1. What you need to do to qualify

You must be a WA state vehicle owner and show proof* that you’re a volunteer firefighter:

  • Currently serving for at least 1 year.
  • or
  • Previously served for at least 10 years.

2. Find out the initial cost for plates

If you want your special design plates:

  • To get the next available number, continue to step 3. Submit your proof, payment and application.
  • To be personalized, see Get personalized plates.

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

Vehicle type Fee
Passenger/truck $72.75
Motorcycle $54.75
Trailer $60.75

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

Vehicle type Fee
Passenger/truck $124.75
Motorcycle $106.75
Trailer $112.75

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

Note: $28 of fees go to support Washington State Firefighters’ Association.

3. Submit your proof and payment with the application

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

Take or mail to any vehicle licensing office: *proof and payment with the Special Background, Personalized, or HAM Operator License Plate Application.

*Show proof by providing 1 of these:

4. Update your Good To Go! account

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

5. Renew your plates yearly

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

Questions?

Contact us

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