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 show proof* that you're a volunteer firefighter:
If you want your special design plates:
Note: These plates are flat — they don't have raised characters.
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 the following plate renewal fees the first year:
Note: $28 of fees go to support Washington State Firefighters' Association .
Contact a vehicle licensing office to find out the total cost of your plates.
*Show proof by providing 1 of these:
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 Renew your personalized plates every year.