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.
This plate is available to you if you're a WA state vehicle owner and you have proof that you were a prisoner of war.
You're also exempt from paying licensing fees on 1 vehicle each year if you:
Contact a vehicle licensing office to find out the total cost to get these plates. If you want Former Prisoner of War plates:
If you'd like to have a special background for your plates, additional fees will apply. Contact a vehicle licensing office.
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're not required to renew your Former Prisoner of War 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.