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, to get these plates.
If you want your special design plates:
Note: These plates are flat — they don't have raised characters.
Note: These plates are not available for trailers.
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 University.
To find out the total cost of your plates, contact a vehicle licensing office.
Mail your payment and Specialty License Plate Application to the address on the form.
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.