New law raises plate fees starting July 1, 2022
COVID-19 closures are affecting the production of our license plates, tabs, and decals. This is causing significant delays in our ability to issue them to you.
You may want to consider waiting to apply for a personalized or specialty plate.
If you have a temporary permit expiring soon, you can visit a vehicle licensing office to get a new one.
We don't have a timeline for when production delays will return to normal. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes.
Note: This plate doesn't give you disabled parking privileges, see Disabled parking.
If you're a WA state vehicle owner who served in any branch of the US armed forces, Reserves, or National Guard and:
You qualify for Disabled American Veteran plates, which are exempt from license fees on 1 vehicle per year. These plates are good for the life of the veteran.
We can't issue multiple sets of these plates.
These plates are flat. They don't have raised characters.
Contact a vehicle licensing office to find out the total cost to get these plates. If you want your Disabled American Veteran plates:
If you'd like to have a special background for your plates, additional fees will apply. Contact a vehicle licensing office.
Get a letter of eligibility from Department of Veterans Affairs verifying a 100% service-connected disability.
Mail the letter of eligibility and Military License Plate Application.
If you have a Good To Go! electronic tolling pass, be sure to update the contact information on your account with the Department of Transportation:
You're not required to renew your Disabled American Veteran license plates or tabs when you choose the next available plate in the series for 1 vehicle. You must renew your plates every year if you choose to have a special background for your plates.