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Restored license plates

Restored plates


  1. Restored plate requirements.
  2. Vehicle requirements.
  3. Find out the initial cost for a plate.
  4. Visit an office, bring your application, plates, title and payment.
  5. Update your Good-to-Go! account, if needed.

1. Restored plate requirements

The plate must have been restored to it's original design. It can't be a reproduction. The plate must match the year and type of vehicle.

For example, if you have a:

  • 1967 Mustang, it must have a 1967 restored passenger vehicle WA license plate
  • 1956 Ford pickup truck, it must have a 1956 WA restored truck plate

Before you can use restored plates bring them into a vehicle licensing office so we can make sure they've been correctly restored and are the correct plates for the year and type of vehicle.

The restored license plates

  • Must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle. If you have a set of plates, you may put them on the front and back.
  • You don't need to display month/year tabs on the plates.
  • Are good for the life of vehicle (Don't need to be renewed yearly).

2. Vehicle requirements

The vehicle must be over 30 years old, see Collector Vehicle plates, or an antique (horseless carriage) over 40 years old, see Horseless Carriage plates, and

  • Must have a current registration.
  • Owned and operated as a collector vehicle.
  • Capable of driving on the highway.
  • May be driven:
    • To and from auto shows, circuses, parades, displays, special excursions, and antique car club meetings.
    • For testing purposes.
    • For the pleasure of others without compensation.
  • May not be used for:
    • Commercial purposes or to carry a load.
    • Regular transportation in the manner of a fully licensed vehicle.

Note: These plates are not available for trailers.

3. Find out the initial cost for plates

Fee by vehicle type
Vehicle type Fee
Passenger/truck $60.25
Motorcycle $55.25

4. Visit an office, bring your application, plates, title and payment.

Visit a vehicle licensing office and bring the following:

5. Update your Good To Go! account, if needed

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:

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