New funding for the Move Ahead Washington project will come when the cost of license plate fees across the state rise, starting on July 1.
The nearly $17 billion transportation project includes many investments, such as $3 billion for public transportation, $1 billion for Washington’s portion of the Interstate 5 replacement bridge over the Columbia River, $3 billion for maintenance and preservation, and $5.4 billion toward carbon reduction and multimodal expansion.
Starting July 1, the license plate fees will change as follows:
- A new plate will increase from $10 to $50.
- A replacement plate will increase from $10 to $30.
- A new motorcycle plate will increase from $4 to $20.
- A replacement motorcycle plate will increase from $4 to $12.
Other fee increases include:
- Dealer temporary permits will increase from $15 to $40.
- A maximum optional dealer documentation fee will increase from $150 to $200.
- The stolen vehicle check fee, which is out-of-state vehicles registering in Washington for the first time, will increase from $15 to $50.
The Department of Licensing noted that applications received on or after July 1 must reflect the increase, even if the applications are postmarked earlier.
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