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.
$28 of fees go to support Veterans Stewardship Account at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
You must be a WA state vehicle owner and one of the following:
These plates are flat. They don't have raised characters.
Contact a vehicle licensing office to find out the total cost of your plates.
You have 2 options for your Armed Forces plates:
Mail your proof along with the 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 must renew your plates every year, even if you're not using the vehicle. If you have personalized plates, see Personalized plates.
If your tabs expire in 6 months or less, you can save money by getting your new plates and tabs at the same time. By renewing early, you won't have to pay plate renewal fees the first year.