Washington’s new license plate fees increase starting July 1 – KIRO 7 News Seattle

New funding for the go ahead washington the project will come when the cost of license plate fees across the state increases, starting July 1.

The nearly $17 billion transportation project includes numerous investments, such as $3 billion for public transit, $1 billion for the Washington portion of the Interstate 5 replacement bridge over the Columbia River , $3 billion for maintenance and preservation and $5.4 billion for carbon reduction and multimodal expansion. .

Effective July 1, license plate fees will change as follows:

  • A new plate will go from $10 to $50.
  • A replacement plate will increase from $10 to $30.
  • A new motorcycle plate will go from $4 to $20.
  • A replacement motorcycle plate will increase from $4 to $12.

Other fee increases include:

  • Temporary dealer permits will increase from $15 to $40.
  • The optional maximum dealer documentation fee will increase from $150 to $200.
  • The stolen vehicle check fee, which applies to out-of-state vehicles registering in Washington for the first time, will increase from $15 to $50.

The Licensing Department noted that applications received on or after July 1 must reflect the increase, even if applications are postmarked earlier.

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