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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.
If you're a WA state vehicle owner and you have proof (DD214):
Your first set of plates are exempt from licensing fees for 1 vehicle. You can buy Purple Heart plates for additional vehicles. Contact a vehicle licensing office to find out about fees required for additional plates.
These plates are not available for trailers.
Contact a vehicle licensing office to find out the total cost to get these plates. You have 2 options for your Purple Heart plates:
Mail your proof 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:
Your first set of plates are exempt from licensing fees for 1 vehicle. You must renew your plates every year if you chose to personalize your plates. This rule applies even if you're not using the vehicle (see Personalized plates). You must also renew any additional plates every year.