As of January 1, 2015, all vehicle owners will pay the same amount in service fees regardless of where their transaction is processed.
This new law (E2SHB 1129) requires the following offices to start collecting service fees:
The $5 service fee includes registrations and temporary off-road vehicle permits, trip permits, snowmobile registrations, and some other transactions.
The $12 service fee includes, but is not limited to, vehicle electronic title fees, lien-holder changes with a transfer in ownership, title transfer, and name change.
These new fees will fund the construction of new ferries to replace the current out-dated ones.