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.
You must be a WA state vehicle owner and have a current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license. You're only allowed 1 set of plates for 1 vehicle registered in your name.
Note: These plates are not available for trailers.
Save money. If your tabs expire in 6 months or less, save money by getting your new plates and tabs at the same time.
You can't renew your tabs on a vehicle with HAM operator plates if the FCC license is due to expire 90 days before or 90 days after the tab renewal date. Bring an updated/current copy of your FCC license to a vehicle licensing office when renewing tabs on your HAM operator plates.
Contact a vehicle licensing office to get the total cost of your plates.
Fill out the Specialty License Plate Application, include your payment, a copy of your FCC license, and a copy of your vehicle registration.
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'll need to pay the renewal fees to renew your tabs and registration every year, even if you're not using the vehicle.