Chapter 46.17 RCW

VEHICLE FEES

Sections

FILING AND SERVICE FEES
46.17.005Filing fees.
46.17.015License plate technology fee.
46.17.025License service fee.
46.17.030Parking ticket surcharge.
46.17.040Service fees.
46.17.050Fees associated with a report of sale.
46.17.060Fees associated with a transitional ownership record.
CERTIFICATE OF TITLE FEES
46.17.100Application fee.
46.17.110Emergency medical services fee.
46.17.120Stolen vehicle check fee.
46.17.130Vehicle identification number inspection fee.
46.17.135Vehicle identification number reassignment fee.
46.17.140Late transfer of title penalty.
46.17.150Manufactured home title transfer fee.
46.17.155Manufactured home transaction fee.
46.17.160Quick title service fee.
LICENSE PLATE FEES
46.17.200Original issue feesReflectivity feeReplacement feesMoped feeRetention feeTransfer feesRecovery fee for nonvehicular use.
46.17.210Personalized license plate fees.
46.17.220Special license plate fees.
46.17.230Replacement license tab and windshield emblem fee.
46.17.240Government vehicle license plate fee.
46.17.250Combination trailer license plate fee.
VEHICLE LICENSE FEES
46.17.305Boat trailer fee.
46.17.310Change of class fee.
46.17.315Commercial vehicle safety enforcement fee.
46.17.320Duplicate registration fees.
46.17.323Electric vehicle registration renewal fees.
46.17.324Transportation electrification fee.
46.17.325Farm exempt decal fee.
46.17.330Farm vehicle reduced gross weight license fee.
46.17.335Fixed load motor vehicle registration fees.
46.17.340For hire vehicle and auto stage seating capacity fee.
46.17.345Intermittent-use trailer registration fee.
46.17.350License fees by vehicle type.
46.17.355License fees by weight.
46.17.360Monthly declared gross weight license fees.
46.17.365Motor vehicle weight feeMotor home vehicle weight fee.
46.17.375Recreational vehicle sanitary disposal fee.
46.17.380Abandoned recreational disposal fee.
PERMIT AND TRANSFER FEES
46.17.400Permit fees by permit type.
46.17.410Off-road vehicle registration transfer fee.
46.17.420Snowmobile registration transfer fee.


Filing fees.

(1) A person who applies for a vehicle registration or for any other right to operate a vehicle on the highways of this state shall pay a four dollar and fifty cent filing fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law.
(2) A person who applies for a certificate of title shall pay a five dollar and fifty cent filing fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law.
(3) The filing fees established in this section must be distributed under RCW 46.68.400.

NOTES:

FindingsIntent2019 c 417: See note following RCW 46.17.040.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



License plate technology fee.

(1) A person who applies for a vehicle registration or for any other right to operate a vehicle on the highways of this state shall pay a twenty-five cent license plate technology fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law. The license plate technology fee must be distributed under RCW 46.68.370.
(2) A vehicle registered under RCW 46.16A.455 or 46.17.330 is not subject to the license plate technology fee.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



License service fee.

(1) A person who applies for a vehicle registration or for any other right to operate a vehicle on the highways of this state shall pay a fifty cent license service fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law. The license service fee must be distributed under RCW 46.68.220.
(2) A vehicle registered under RCW 46.16A.455 or 46.17.330 is not subject to the license service fee.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Parking ticket surcharge.

The department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require a person who applies for a vehicle registration for a vehicle subject to RCW 46.16A.120 to pay a fifteen dollar parking ticket surcharge. The fifteen dollar surcharge must be distributed under RCW 46.68.445.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Service fees.

(1) The department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall collect a service fee of:
(a) Fifteen dollars for changes in a certificate of title, changes in ownership for nontitled vehicles, or for verification of record and preparation of an affidavit of lost title other than at the time of the certificate of title application or transfer, in addition to any other fees or taxes due at the time of application; and
(b) Eight dollars for a registration renewal, issuing a transit permit, or any other service under this section, in addition to any other fees or taxes due at the time of application.
(2) Service fees collected under this section by the department or county auditor or other agent appointed by the director must be credited to the capital vessel replacement account under RCW 47.60.322.

NOTES:

FindingsIntent2019 c 417: "(1) The legislature finds that Washington state's vehicle and vessel licensing system depends on a partnership between the department of licensing, the county auditors, and the vehicle subagents. Vehicle subagents perform vehicle and vessel licensing on behalf of the state; they are small Washington family businesses, not large out-of-state corporations, and therefore the revenue from these businesses stays here and is invested back into their Washington communities. Vehicle subagents are located in most communities of the state and are open extended hours and weekends to serve the public. These private businesses collect and remit hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes and fees for the state of Washington each year. The only moneys that are retained by vehicle subagents are the five dollar registration service fee or the twelve dollar titling service fee; all other moneys are remitted to the county and state. With the rising costs of property rents, worker benefits, and employee wages and the future increases to come, subagents will not be able to continue to operate without an adjustment to their fees.
(2) Furthermore, the legislature finds that the county auditors, acting as agents of Washington state, provide the service of registering vehicles and vessels to Washington's citizens, and the legislature has allowed the county auditors to charge a filing fee to recoup the costs of providing this service. The filing fee revenue is deposited into the county general fund of the county where the fee is collected and supports all county functions, including law enforcement and public safety. The cost of providing licensing services has gone up, and eleven counties now must receive state general fund assistance since the costs of providing the service is more than the filing fee revenue collected in those counties. The legislature finds that adjusting the filing fee would eliminate the need for the state to provide financial assistance to those eleven counties.
(3) The legislature intends to keep the state vehicle and vessel licensing delivery system healthy, and subagents and county auditors are a critical component of that system. The service fee retained by subagents and the filing fee deposited to county general funds are set in statute and must be changed by the legislature. Historically, these fees were adjusted every four to five years, but it has been almost ten years since the last service fee adjustment and more than twenty years since the last filing fee adjustment. It is the intent of the legislature to make fee adjustments to keep the vehicle subagents and county auditors healthy." [ 2019 c 417 § 1.]
Effective date2018 c 79: "This act takes effect April 1, 2019." [ 2018 c 79 § 2.]
Application2014 c 59: See note following RCW 47.60.322.
IntentEffective date2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Fees associated with a report of sale.

(1) Until June 30, 2017, before accepting a report of sale filed under RCW 46.12.650(2), the county auditor or other agent or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay:
(a) The filing fee under RCW 46.17.005(1), the license plate technology fee under RCW 46.17.015, and the license service fee under RCW 46.17.025 to the county auditor or other agent; and
(b) The service fee under RCW 46.17.040(1)(b) to the subagent.
(2)(a) Beginning July 1, 2017, before accepting a report of sale filed under RCW 46.12.650(2), the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay the filing fee under RCW 46.17.005(1), the license plate technology fee under RCW 46.17.015, the license service fee under RCW 46.17.025, and the service fee under RCW 46.17.040(1)(b).
(b) Service fees collected under (a) of this subsection by the department or county auditor or other agent appointed by the director must be credited to the capital vessel replacement account under RCW 47.60.322.

NOTES:

Effective date2015 3rd sp.s. c 44: See note following RCW 46.68.395.
Application2014 c 59: See note following RCW 47.60.322.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Fees associated with a transitional ownership record.

(1) Until June 30, 2017, before accepting a transitional ownership record filed under RCW 46.12.660, the county auditor or other agent or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay:
(a) The filing fee under RCW 46.17.005(1), the license plate technology fee under RCW 46.17.015, and the license service fee under RCW 46.17.025 to the county auditor or other agent; and
(b) The service fee under RCW 46.17.040(1)(b) to the subagent.
(2)(a) Beginning July 1, 2017, before accepting a transitional ownership record filed under RCW 46.12.660, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay the filing fee under RCW 46.17.005(1), the license plate technology fee under RCW 46.17.015, the license service fee under RCW 46.17.025, and the service fee under RCW 46.17.040(1)(b).
(b) Service fees collected under (a) of this subsection by the department or county auditor or other agent appointed by the director must be credited to the capital vessel replacement account under RCW 47.60.322.

NOTES:

Effective date2015 3rd sp.s. c 44: See note following RCW 46.68.395.
Application2014 c 59: See note following RCW 47.60.322.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Application fee.

Before accepting an application for a certificate of title as required in this title, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a fifteen dollar application fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law.
(1) Five dollars of the certificate of title application fee must be distributed under RCW 46.68.020.
(2) Ten dollars of the certificate of title application fee must be credited to the transportation 2003 account (nickel account) created in RCW 46.68.280.

NOTES:

Effective date2012 c 74 §§ 1-12: "Sections 1 through 12 of this act take effect October 1, 2012." [ 2012 c 74 § 17.]
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Emergency medical services fee.

(1) Before accepting an application for a certificate of title for a motor vehicle as required in this title, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a six dollar and fifty cent emergency medical services fee for the following transactions:
(a) All retail sales or leases of any new or used motor vehicles; and
(b) Original and transfer certificate of title transactions.
(2) The emergency medical services fee:
(a) Is not considered a violation of RCW 46.70.180(2);
(b) Does not apply to motor vehicles declared a total loss by an insurer or self-insurer unless an application for certificate of title is made to the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director after the declaration of total loss; and
(c) Must be distributed under RCW 46.68.440.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Stolen vehicle check fee.

Before accepting an application for a certificate of title for a vehicle previously registered in any other state or country, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a fee of fifteen dollars. The fifteen dollar fee must be distributed under RCW 46.68.020.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Vehicle identification number inspection fee.

Before accepting an application for a certificate of title, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require an applicant to pay a sixty-five dollar inspection fee if an inspection of the vehicle was completed by the Washington state patrol. The inspection fee must be distributed under *RCW 46.68.020.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: The reference to RCW 46.68.020 appears to be erroneous. RCW 46.68.410 was apparently intended.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Vehicle identification number reassignment fee.

Before accepting an application for a certificate of title, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require an applicant to pay a five dollar vehicle identification number reassignment fee if the Washington state patrol has reassigned an identification number as authorized under RCW 46.12.560. The reassignment fee must be deposited in the motor vehicle fund created in RCW 46.68.070.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Late transfer of title penalty.

The penalty for a late transfer under RCW 46.12.650(7) is fifty dollars assessed on the sixteenth day after the date of delivery and two dollars for each additional day thereafter, but the total penalty must not exceed one hundred twenty-five dollars. The penalty must be distributed under RCW 46.68.020.

NOTES:

Effective date2012 c 74 §§ 1-12: See note following RCW 46.17.100.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Manufactured home title transfer fee.

Before accepting an application for a transfer of certificate of title for a new or used manufactured home as required in this title and chapter 65.20 RCW, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a fifteen dollar fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law. The fifteen dollar fee must be forwarded to the state treasurer, who shall deposit the fee in the manufactured home installation training account created in RCW 43.22A.100.

NOTES:

Transfer of residual funds to manufactured home installation training account2011 c 158: See note following RCW 43.22A.100.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Manufactured home transaction fee.

(1) Before accepting an application for a certificate of title for an original or transfer manufactured home transaction as required in this title or chapter 65.20 RCW, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a fee, in accordance with subsection (4) of this section, in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law if the manufactured home:
(a) Is located in a mobile home park;
(b) Is one year old or older; and
(c) Is new or ownership changes, excluding changes that involve adding or deleting spouse or domestic partner coregistered owners or legal owners.
(2) The fee amount established in subsection (4) of this section must be forwarded to the state treasurer, who shall deposit the fee in the manufactured/mobile home park relocation fund created in RCW 59.21.050.
(3) The department and the state treasurer may adopt rules necessary to carry out this section.
(4) The amount of the fee that the department must collect must be 0.25 percent of the sale price of the manufactured home, but in no case may the fee be less than one hundred dollars or greater than five hundred dollars.

NOTES:

FindingIntent2019 c 390: See note following RCW 59.21.005.
Tax preference performance statement and expiration2019 c 390: See note following RCW 84.36.560.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Quick title service fee.

Before accepting an application for a quick title of a vehicle under RCW 46.12.555, the department, participating county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a fifty dollar quick title service fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law. The quick title service fee must be distributed under RCW 46.68.025.

NOTES:

ApplicationEffective date2011 c 326: See notes following RCW 46.12.555.



Original issue feesReflectivity feeReplacement feesMoped feeRetention feeTransfer feesRecovery fee for nonvehicular use.

(1) In addition to all other fees and taxes required by law, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall charge:
(a) The following license plate fees for each license plate, unless the owner or type of vehicle is exempt from payment:
FEE TYPE
FEE
 
DISTRIBUTION
Original issue
$
10.00
 
Reflectivity
$
2.00
 
Replacement
$
10.00
 
Original issue, motorcycle
$
4.00
 
Replacement, motorcycle
$
4.00
 
Original issue, moped
$
1.50
 
(b) A license plate retention fee, as required under RCW 46.16A.200(9)(a), of twenty dollars if the owner wishes to retain the current license plate number upon license plate replacement, unless the owner or type of vehicle is exempt from payment. The twenty dollar fee must be deposited in the multimodal transportation account created in RCW 47.66.070.
(c) A ten dollar license plate transfer fee, as required under RCW 46.16A.200(8)(a), when transferring standard issue license plates from one vehicle to another, unless the owner or type of vehicle is exempt from payment. The ten dollar license plate transfer fee must be deposited in the motor vehicle fund created in RCW 46.68.070.
(d) Former prisoner of war license plates, as described in RCW 46.18.235, may be transferred to a replacement vehicle upon payment of a five dollar license plate fee, in addition to any other fee required by law.
(2) The department may, upon request, provide license plates that have been used and returned to the department to individuals for nonvehicular use. The department may charge a fee of up to five dollars per license plate to cover costs or recovery for postage and handling. The department may waive the fee for license plates used in educational projects and may, by rule, provide standards for the fee waiver and restrictions on the number of license plates provided to any one person. The fee must be deposited in the motor vehicle fund created in RCW 46.68.070.

NOTES:

Application2014 c 80: See note following RCW 46.16A.200.
Effective date2012 c 74 §§ 1-12: See note following RCW 46.17.100.
IntentEffective date2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Personalized license plate fees.

In addition to all fees and taxes required to be paid upon application for a vehicle registration under chapter 46.16A RCW, the holder of a personalized license plate shall pay an initial fee of fifty-two dollars and forty-two dollars for each renewal. The personalized license plate fee must be distributed as provided in RCW 46.68.435.

NOTES:

Application2013 c 329 § 6: "Section 6 of this act applies only to vehicle registrations that are due or become due on or after October 1, 2013." [ 2013 c 329 § 7.]
IntentEffective date2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Special license plate fees. (Effective until October 1, 2019.)

In addition to all fees and taxes required to be paid upon application for a vehicle registration in chapter 46.16A RCW, the holder of a special license plate shall pay the appropriate special license plate fee as listed in this section.
PLATE TYPE
INITIAL FEE
RENEWAL FEE
DISTRIBUTED UNDER
(1) 4-H
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(2) Amateur radio license
$ 5.00
N/A
(3) Armed forces
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(4) Breast cancer awareness
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(5) Collector vehicle
$ 35.00
N/A
(6) Collegiate
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(7) Endangered wildlife
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(8) Fred Hutch
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(9) Gonzaga University alumni association
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(10) Helping kids speak
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(11) Horseless carriage
$ 35.00
N/A
(12) Keep kids safe
$ 45.00
$ 30.00
(13) Law enforcement memorial
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(14) Military affiliate radio system
$ 5.00
N/A
(15) Music matters
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(16) Professional firefighters and paramedics
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(17) Purple Heart
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(18) Ride share
$ 25.00
N/A
(19) Seattle Mariners
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(20) Seattle Seahawks
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(21) Seattle Sounders FC
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(22) Seattle University
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(23) Share the road
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(24) Ski & ride Washington
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(25) Square dancer
$ 40.00
N/A
(26) State flower
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(27) Volunteer firefighters
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(28) Washington farmers and ranchers
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(29) Washington lighthouses
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(30) Washington state aviation
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(31) Washington state parks
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(32) Washington state wrestling
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(33) Washington tennis
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(34) Washington's fish collection
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(35) Washington's national parks
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(36) Washington's wildlife collection
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(37) We love our pets
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(38) Wild on Washington
$ 40.00
$ 30.00

NOTES:

Effective date2018 c 67 §§ 3-8: See note following RCW 43.15.100.
Effective date2017 c 25: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
FindingIntent2017 c 11: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2016 c 36: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2016 c 31: See note following RCW 46.18.280.
Effective date2016 c 30: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2016 c 16: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2016 c 15: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2014 c 77: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2014 c 6: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2013 c 286: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2012 c 65: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2011 c 229: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2011 c 225: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
IntentEffective date2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.

Special license plate fees. (Effective October 1, 2019.)

In addition to all fees and taxes required to be paid upon application for a vehicle registration in chapter 46.16A RCW, the holder of a special license plate shall pay the appropriate special license plate fee as listed in this section.
PLATE TYPE
INITIAL FEE
RENEWAL FEE
DISTRIBUTED UNDER
(1) 4-H
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(2) Amateur radio license
$ 5.00
N/A
(3) Armed forces
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(4) Breast cancer awareness
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(5) Collector vehicle
$ 35.00
N/A
(6) Collegiate
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(7) Endangered wildlife
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(8) Fred Hutch
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(9) Gonzaga University alumni association
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(10) Helping kids speak
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(11) Horseless carriage
$ 35.00
N/A
(12) Keep kids safe
$ 45.00
$ 30.00
(13) Law enforcement memorial
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(14) Military affiliate radio system
$ 5.00
N/A
(15) Music matters
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(16) Professional firefighters and paramedics
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(17) Purple Heart
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(18) Ride share
$ 25.00
N/A
(19) San Juan Islands
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(20) Seattle Mariners
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(21) Seattle Seahawks
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(22) Seattle Sounders FC
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(23) Seattle Storm
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(24) Seattle University
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(25) Share the road
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(26) Ski & ride Washington
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(27) Square dancer
$ 40.00
N/A
(28) State flower
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(29) Volunteer firefighters
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(30) Washington farmers and ranchers
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(31) Washington lighthouses
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(32) Washington state aviation
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(33) Washington state parks
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(34) Washington state wrestling
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(35) Washington tennis
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(36) Washington's fish collection
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(37) Washington's national parks
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(38) Washington's wildlife collection
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(39) We love our pets
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
(40) Wild on Washington
$ 40.00
$ 30.00

NOTES:

Reviser's note: This section was amended by 2019 c 177 § 2 and by 2019 c 384 § 2, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).
Effective date2019 c 384: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2019 c 177: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2018 c 67 §§ 3-8: See note following RCW 43.15.100.
Effective date2017 c 25: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
FindingIntent2017 c 11: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2016 c 36: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2016 c 31: See note following RCW 46.18.280.
Effective date2016 c 30: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2016 c 16: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2016 c 15: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2014 c 77: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2014 c 6: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2013 c 286: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2012 c 65: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2011 c 229: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
Effective date2011 c 225: See note following RCW 46.18.200.
IntentEffective date2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Replacement license tab and windshield emblem fee.

Before accepting an application for a replacement license tab or windshield emblem, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall charge a fifty cent fee for each tab or windshield emblem. The license tab or windshield emblem replacement fee must be deposited in the motor vehicle fund created in RCW 46.68.070. A replacement tab or emblem may be issued under this section only in conjunction with an application for a duplicate registration certificate under RCW 46.16A.190.

NOTES:

IntentEffective date2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Government vehicle license plate fee.

State agencies, political subdivisions, Indian tribes, and the United States government, except foreign governments or international bodies, shall pay a fee of two dollars for a license plate or plates for each vehicle when the department assigns license plates for further assignment by the entity.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Combination trailer license plate fee.

Before accepting an application for a combination trailer license plate authorized under RCW 46.16A.450, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require an applicant to pay a thirty-six dollar license plate fee. The thirty-six dollar license plate fee must be deposited and distributed under RCW 46.68.035.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Boat trailer fee.

Before accepting an application for a vehicle registration for a boat trailer, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a three dollar aquatic weed fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law. The three dollar fee must be deposited in the freshwater aquatic weeds account created in RCW 43.21A.650.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Change of class fee.

Before accepting an application for a change of class as required under RCW 46.16A.200(6), the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a one dollar fee. The one dollar fee must be deposited in the motor vehicle fund created in RCW 46.68.070.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Commercial vehicle safety enforcement fee.

(1) Before accepting an application for a motor vehicle base plated in the state of Washington that is subject to highway inspections and compliance reviews by the Washington state patrol under RCW 46.32.080 or the international registration plan if base plated in a foreign jurisdiction, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a sixteen dollar commercial vehicle safety enforcement fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law. The sixteen dollar fee:
(a) Must be apportioned for those vehicles operating interstate and registered under the international registration plan;
(b) Does not apply to trailers; and
(c) Is not refundable when the motor vehicle is no longer subject to RCW 46.32.080.
(2) The department may deduct an amount equal to the cost of administering the program. All remaining fees must be deposited with the state treasurer and credited to the state patrol highway account of the motor vehicle fund created in RCW 46.68.070.

NOTES:

IntentEffective date2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Duplicate registration fees.

Before accepting an application for a duplicate registration as required under RCW 46.16A.190, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a one dollar and twenty-five cent fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law. The one dollar and twenty-five cent fee must be deposited in the motor vehicle fund created in RCW 46.68.070.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Electric vehicle registration renewal fees.

(1) Before accepting an application for an annual vehicle registration renewal for a vehicle that both (a) uses at least one method of propulsion that is capable of being reenergized by an external source of electricity and (b) is capable of traveling at least thirty miles using only battery power, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director must require the applicant to pay a one hundred dollar fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law. The one hundred dollar fee is due only at the time of annual registration renewal.
(2) This section only applies to a vehicle that is designed to have the capability to drive at a speed of more than thirty-five miles per hour.
(3)(a) The fee under this section is imposed to provide funds to mitigate the impact of vehicles on state roads and highways and for the purpose of evaluating the feasibility of transitioning from a revenue collection system based on fuel taxes to a road user assessment system, and is separate and distinct from other vehicle license fees. Proceeds from the fee must be used for highway purposes, and must be deposited in the motor vehicle fund created in RCW 46.68.070, subject to (b) of this subsection.
(b) If in any year the amount of proceeds from the fee collected under this section exceeds one million dollars, the excess amount over one million dollars must be deposited as follows:
(i) Seventy percent to the motor vehicle fund created in RCW 46.68.070;
(ii) Fifteen percent to the transportation improvement account created in RCW 47.26.084; and
(iii) Fifteen percent to the rural arterial trust account created in RCW 36.79.020.
(4)(a) In addition to the fee established in subsection (1) of this section, before accepting an application for an annual vehicle registration renewal for a vehicle that both (i) uses at least one method of propulsion that is capable of being reenergized by an external source of electricity and (ii) is capable of traveling at least thirty miles using only battery power, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director must require the applicant to pay a fifty dollar fee.
(b) The fee required under (a) of this subsection must be distributed as follows:
(i) The first one million dollars raised by the fee must be deposited into the multimodal transportation account created in RCW 47.66.070; and
(ii) Any remaining amounts must be deposited into the motor vehicle fund created in RCW 46.68.070.
(5) This section applies to annual vehicle registration renewals until the effective date of enacted legislation that imposes a vehicle miles traveled fee or tax.

NOTES:

Application2015 3rd sp.s. c 44 § 203: "Section 203 of this act applies to vehicle registrations that are due or become due on or after July 1, 2016." [ 2015 3rd sp.s. c 44 § 204.]
Effective date2015 3rd sp.s. c 44: See note following RCW 46.68.395.
Notice of expiration date2012 c 74 § 10: "The department of licensing must provide written notice of the expiration date of section 10 of this act to affected parties, the chief clerk of the house of representatives, the secretary of the senate, the office of the code reviser, and others as deemed appropriate by the department." [ 2012 c 74 § 12.]
Effective date2012 c 74 §§ 1-12: See note following RCW 46.17.100.



Transportation electrification fee.

To realize the environmental benefits of electrification of the transportation system it is necessary to support the adoption of electric vehicles and other electric technology in the state by incentivizing the purchase of these vehicles, building out the charging infrastructure, developing greener transit options, and supporting clean alternative fuel infrastructure. Therefore, it is the intent of the legislature to support these activities through the imposition of new transportation electrification fees in this section.
(1) A vehicle that both (a) uses at least one method of propulsion that is capable of being reenergized by an external source of electricity and (b) is capable of traveling at least thirty miles using only battery power, is subject to an annual seventy-five dollar transportation electrification fee to be collected by the department, county auditor, or other agent or subagent appointed by the director, in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law. For administrative efficiencies, the transportation electrification fee must be collected at the same time as vehicle registration renewals and may only be collected for vehicles that are renewing an annual vehicle registration.
(2) Beginning October 1, 2019, in lieu of the fee in subsection (1) of this section for a hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle that is not required to pay the fees established in RCW 46.17.323 (1) and (4), the department, county auditor, or other agent or subagent appointed by the director must require that the applicant for the annual vehicle registration renewal of such hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle pay a seventy-five dollar hybrid vehicle transportation electrification fee, in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law.
(3) The fees required under this section must be deposited in the electric vehicle account created in RCW 82.44.200, until July 1, 2025, when the fee must be deposited in the motor vehicle account.
(4) This section only applies to a vehicle that is designed to have the capability to drive at a speed of more than thirty-five miles per hour.

NOTES:

Effective date2019 c 287: See note following RCW 82.29A.125.
FindingsIntent2019 c 287: See note following RCW 28B.30.903.



Farm exempt decal fee.

Before accepting an application for a farm exempt decal as required under RCW 46.16A.420, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a five dollar fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law. The five dollar fee must be deposited in the motor vehicle fund created in RCW 46.68.070.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Farm vehicle reduced gross weight license fee.

(1) In lieu of the vehicle license fee required under RCW 46.17.350 and before accepting an application for a vehicle registration for farm vehicles described in RCW 46.16A.425, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant, unless specifically exempt, to pay the following farm vehicle reduced gross weight license fee by weight:
WEIGHT
SCHEDULE A
SCHEDULE B
4,000 pounds
$24.50
$24.50
6,000 pounds
$24.50
$24.50
8,000 pounds
$24.50
$24.50
10,000 pounds
$40.50
$40.50
12,000 pounds
$49.00
$49.00
14,000 pounds
$54.50
$54.50
16,000 pounds
$60.50
$60.50
18,000 pounds
$86.50
$86.50
20,000 pounds
$95.00
$95.00
22,000 pounds
$102.00
$102.00
24,000 pounds
$109.50
$109.50
26,000 pounds
$115.00
$115.00
28,000 pounds
$134.00
$134.00
30,000 pounds
$153.00
$153.00
32,000 pounds
$182.50
$182.50
34,000 pounds
$193.50
$193.50
36,000 pounds
$209.00
$209.00
38,000 pounds
$228.50
$228.50
40,000 pounds
$260.00
$260.00
42,000 pounds
$270.00
$315.00
44,000 pounds
$275.50
$320.50
46,000 pounds
$295.50
$340.50
48,000 pounds
$307.50
$352.50
50,000 pounds
$333.00
$378.00
52,000 pounds
$349.50
$394.50
54,000 pounds
$376.50
$421.50
56,000 pounds
$397.00
$442.00
58,000 pounds
$412.50
$457.50
60,000 pounds
$439.00
$484.00
62,000 pounds
$470.00
$515.00
64,000 pounds
$480.00
$525.00
66,000 pounds
$533.50
$578.50
68,000 pounds
$556.00
$601.00
70,000 pounds
$598.00
$643.00
72,000 pounds
$639.00
$684.00
74,000 pounds
$693.50
$738.50
76,000 pounds
$748.50
$793.50
78,000 pounds
$816.50
$861.50
80,000 pounds
$880.50
$925.50
82,000 pounds
$941.00
$986.00
84,000 pounds
$1,001.00
$1,046.00
86,000 pounds
$1,061.50
$1,106.50
88,000 pounds
$1,122.00
$1,167.00
90,000 pounds
$1,182.50
$1,127.50
92,000 pounds
$1,242.50
$1,287.50
94,000 pounds
$1,303.00
$1,348.00
96,000 pounds
$1,363.50
$1,408.50
98,000 pounds
$1,424.00
$1,469.00
100,000 pounds
$1,484.00
$1,529.00
102,000 pounds
$1,544.50
$1,589.50
104,000 pounds
$1,605.00
$1,650.00
105,500 pounds
$1,665.50
$1,710.50
(2) Schedule A applies to vehicles either used exclusively for hauling logs or that do not tow trailers. Schedule B applies to vehicles that tow trailers and are not covered under Schedule A.
(3) If the resultant gross weight is not listed in the table provided in subsection (1) of this section, it must be increased to the next higher weight.
(4) The farm vehicle reduced gross weight license fees provided in subsection (1) of this section are in addition to the filing fee required under RCW 46.17.005 and any other fee or tax required by law.
(5) The farm vehicle reduced gross weight license fee as provided in subsection (1) of this section must be distributed under RCW 46.68.035.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Fixed load motor vehicle registration fees.

Before accepting an application for a fixed load motor vehicle registration, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require an applicant to pay:
(1) The license fee based on declared gross weight as provided in RCW 46.17.355. The declared gross weight must be equal to the scale weight of the motor vehicle, rounded up to the next higher amount in the schedule provided in RCW 46.17.355, up to the legal limit provided in chapter 46.44 RCW; or
(2) A twenty-five dollar capacity fee if the vehicle is equipped for lifting or towing any abandoned, disabled, or impounded vehicle or parts of vehicles. The twenty-five dollar capacity fee is in lieu of the license fee based on declared gross weight as provided in RCW 46.17.355 and must be deposited under RCW 46.68.030.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



For hire vehicle and auto stage seating capacity fee.

(1) Before accepting an application for a vehicle registration for a for hire vehicle or auto stage with a seating capacity of six or less, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a fifteen dollar seating capacity fee. The seating capacity fee must be deposited in the motor vehicle fund created in RCW 46.68.070.
(2) The for hire vehicle and auto stage seating capacity fee imposed in subsection (1) of this section does not apply to taxicabs.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Intermittent-use trailer registration fee.

Before accepting an application for a permanent registration authorized under RCW 46.16A.428, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director must require an applicant to pay a one hundred eighty-seven dollar and fifty cent fee, which must be deposited and distributed under RCW 46.68.030.

NOTES:

Effective date2015 c 200: See note following RCW 46.16A.428.



License fees by vehicle type.

(1) Before accepting an application for a vehicle registration, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant, unless specifically exempt, to pay the following vehicle license fee by vehicle type:
VEHICLE TYPE
INITIAL FEE
RENEWAL FEE
DISTRIBUTED UNDER
(a) Auto stage, six seats or less
$ 30.00
$ 30.00
(b) Camper
$ 4.90
$ 3.50
(c) Commercial trailer
$ 34.00
$ 34.00
(d) For hire vehicle, six seats or less
$ 30.00
$ 30.00
(e) Mobile home (if registered)
$ 30.00
$ 30.00
(f) Moped
$ 30.00
$ 30.00
(g) Motor home
$ 30.00
$ 30.00
(h) Motorcycle
$ 30.00
$ 30.00
(i) Off-road vehicle
$ 18.00
$ 18.00
(j) Passenger car
$ 30.00
$ 30.00
(k) Private use single-axle trailer
$ 15.00
$ 15.00
(l) Snowmobile
$ 50.00
$ 50.00
(m) Snowmobile, vintage
$ 12.00
$ 12.00
(n) Sport utility vehicle
$ 30.00
$ 30.00
(o) Tow truck
$ 30.00
$ 30.00
(p) Trailer, over 2000 pounds
$ 30.00
$ 30.00
(q) Travel trailer
$ 30.00
$ 30.00
(r) Wheeled all-terrain vehicle, on-road use
$ 12.00
$ 12.00
(s) Wheeled all-terrain vehicle, off-road use
$ 18.00
$ 18.00
(2) The vehicle license fee required in subsection (1) of this section is in addition to the filing fee required under RCW 46.17.005, and any other fee or tax required by law.

NOTES:

ApplicationEffective date2014 c 30 § 2: "Section 2 of this act applies to snowmobile registrations that are due on or after October 1, 2015. Section 2 of this act takes effect October 1, 2015." [ 2014 c 30 § 4.]
ApplicationExpiration date2014 c 30 § 1: "Section 1 of this act applies to snowmobile registrations that are due on or after October 1, 2014. Section 1 of this act expires October 1, 2015." [ 2014 c 30 § 3.]
FindingIntent2013 2nd sp.s. c 23: See note following RCW 46.09.442.
Effective date2013 2nd sp.s. c 23: See note following RCW 46.09.310.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



License fees by weight.

(1)(a) For vehicle registrations that are due or become due before July 1, 2016, in lieu of the vehicle license fee required under RCW 46.17.350 and before accepting an application for a vehicle registration for motor vehicles described in RCW 46.16A.455, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant, unless specifically exempt, to pay the following license fee by weight:
WEIGHT
SCHEDULE A
SCHEDULE B
4,000 pounds
$ 38.00
$ 38.00
6,000 pounds
$ 48.00
$ 48.00
8,000 pounds
$ 58.00
$ 58.00
10,000 pounds
$ 60.00
$ 60.00
12,000 pounds
$ 77.00
$ 77.00
14,000 pounds
$ 88.00
$ 88.00
16,000 pounds
$ 100.00
$ 100.00
18,000 pounds
$ 152.00
$ 152.00
20,000 pounds
$ 169.00
$ 169.00
22,000 pounds
$ 183.00
$ 183.00
24,000 pounds
$ 198.00
$ 198.00
26,000 pounds
$ 209.00
$ 209.00
28,000 pounds
$ 247.00
$ 247.00
30,000 pounds
$ 285.00
$ 285.00
32,000 pounds
$ 344.00
$ 344.00
34,000 pounds
$ 366.00
$ 366.00
36,000 pounds
$ 397.00
$ 397.00
38,000 pounds
$ 436.00
$ 436.00
40,000 pounds
$ 499.00
$ 499.00
42,000 pounds
$ 519.00
$ 609.00
44,000 pounds
$ 530.00
$ 620.00
46,000 pounds
$ 570.00
$ 660.00
48,000 pounds
$ 594.00
$ 684.00
50,000 pounds
$ 645.00
$ 735.00
52,000 pounds
$ 678.00
$ 768.00
54,000 pounds
$ 732.00
$ 822.00
56,000 pounds
$ 773.00
$ 863.00
58,000 pounds
$ 804.00
$ 894.00
60,000 pounds
$ 857.00
$ 947.00
62,000 pounds
$ 919.00
$ 1,009.00
64,000 pounds
$ 939.00
$ 1,029.00
66,000 pounds
$ 1,046.00
$ 1,136.00
68,000 pounds
$ 1,091.00
$ 1,181.00
70,000 pounds
$ 1,175.00
$ 1,265.00
72,000 pounds
$ 1,257.00
$ 1,347.00
74,000 pounds
$ 1,366.00
$ 1,456.00
76,000 pounds
$ 1,476.00
$ 1,566.00
78,000 pounds
$ 1,612.00
$ 1,702.00
80,000 pounds
$ 1,740.00
$ 1,830.00
82,000 pounds
$ 1,861.00
$ 1,951.00
84,000 pounds
$ 1,981.00
$ 2,071.00
86,000 pounds
$ 2,102.00
$ 2,192.00
88,000 pounds
$ 2,223.00
$ 2,313.00
90,000 pounds
$ 2,344.00
$ 2,434.00
92,000 pounds
$ 2,464.00
$ 2,554.00
94,000 pounds
$ 2,585.00
$ 2,675.00
96,000 pounds
$ 2,706.00
$ 2,796.00
98,000 pounds
$ 2,827.00
$ 2,917.00
100,000 pounds
$ 2,947.00
$ 3,037.00
102,000 pounds
$ 3,068.00
$ 3,158.00
104,000 pounds
$ 3,189.00
$ 3,279.00
105,500 pounds
$ 3,310.00
$ 3,400.00
(b) For vehicle registrations that are due or become due on or after July 1, 2016, in lieu of the vehicle license fee required under RCW 46.17.350 and before accepting an application for a vehicle registration for motor vehicles described in RCW 46.16A.455, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant, unless specifically exempt, to pay the following license fee by weight:
WEIGHT
SCHEDULE A
SCHEDULE B
4,000 pounds
$ 53.00
$ 53.00
6,000 pounds
$ 73.00
$ 73.00
8,000 pounds
$ 93.00
$ 93.00
10,000 pounds
$ 93.00
$ 93.00
12,000 pounds
$ 81.00
$ 81.00
14,000 pounds
$ 88.00
$ 88.00
16,000 pounds
$ 100.00
$ 100.00
18,000 pounds
$ 152.00
$ 152.00
20,000 pounds
$ 169.00
$ 169.00
22,000 pounds
$ 183.00
$ 183.00
24,000 pounds
$ 198.00
$ 198.00
26,000 pounds
$ 209.00
$ 209.00
28,000 pounds
$ 247.00
$ 247.00
30,000 pounds
$ 285.00
$ 285.00
32,000 pounds
$ 344.00
$ 344.00
34,000 pounds
$ 366.00
$ 366.00
36,000 pounds
$ 397.00
$ 397.00
38,000 pounds
$ 436.00
$ 436.00
40,000 pounds
$ 499.00
$ 499.00
42,000 pounds
$ 519.00
$ 609.00
44,000 pounds
$ 530.00
$ 620.00
46,000 pounds
$ 570.00
$ 660.00
48,000 pounds
$ 594.00
$ 684.00
50,000 pounds
$ 645.00
$ 735.00
52,000 pounds
$ 678.00
$ 768.00
54,000 pounds
$ 732.00
$ 822.00
56,000 pounds
$ 773.00
$ 863.00
58,000 pounds
$ 804.00
$ 894.00
60,000 pounds
$ 857.00
$ 947.00
62,000 pounds
$ 919.00
$ 1,009.00
64,000 pounds
$ 939.00
$ 1,029.00
66,000 pounds
$ 1,046.00
$ 1,136.00
68,000 pounds
$ 1,091.00
$ 1,181.00
70,000 pounds
$ 1,175.00
$ 1,265.00
72,000 pounds
$ 1,257.00
$ 1,347.00
74,000 pounds
$ 1,366.00
$ 1,456.00
76,000 pounds
$ 1,476.00
$ 1,566.00
78,000 pounds
$ 1,612.00
$ 1,702.00
80,000 pounds
$ 1,740.00
$ 1,830.00
82,000 pounds
$ 1,861.00
$ 1,951.00
84,000 pounds
$ 1,981.00
$ 2,071.00
86,000 pounds
$ 2,102.00
$ 2,192.00
88,000 pounds
$ 2,223.00
$ 2,313.00
90,000 pounds
$ 2,344.00
$ 2,434.00
92,000 pounds
$ 2,464.00
$ 2,554.00
94,000 pounds
$ 2,585.00
$ 2,675.00
96,000 pounds
$ 2,706.00
$ 2,796.00
98,000 pounds
$ 2,827.00
$ 2,917.00
100,000 pounds
$ 2,947.00
$ 3,037.00
102,000 pounds
$ 3,068.00
$ 3,158.00
104,000 pounds
$ 3,189.00
$ 3,279.00
105,500 pounds
$ 3,310.00
$ 3,400.00
(2) Schedule A applies to vehicles either used exclusively for hauling logs or that do not tow trailers. Schedule B applies to vehicles that tow trailers and are not covered under Schedule A.
(3) If the resultant gross weight is not listed in the table provided in subsection (1) of this section, it must be increased to the next higher weight.
(4) The license fees provided in subsection (1) of this section and the freight project fee provided in subsection (6) of this section are in addition to the filing fee required under RCW 46.17.005 and any other fee or tax required by law.
(5) The license fee based on declared gross weight as provided in subsection (1) of this section must be distributed under RCW 46.68.035.
(6) For vehicle registrations that are due or become due on or after July 1, 2016, in addition to the license fee based on declared gross weight as provided in subsection (1) of this section, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director must require an applicant with a vehicle with a declared gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds, unless specifically exempt, to pay a freight project fee equal to fifteen percent of the license fee provided in subsection (1) of this section, rounded to the nearest whole dollar, which must be distributed under RCW 46.68.035.
(7) For vehicle registrations that are due or become due on or after July 1, 2022, in addition to the license fee based on declared gross weight as provided in subsection (1) of this section, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director must require an applicant with a vehicle with a declared gross weight of less than or equal to 12,000 pounds, unless specifically exempt, to pay an additional weight fee of ten dollars, which must be distributed under RCW 46.68.035.

NOTES:

Effective date2015 3rd sp.s. c 44: See note following RCW 46.68.395.
IntentEffective date2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Monthly declared gross weight license fees.

A person applying for a monthly declared gross weight license as authorized in RCW 46.16A.455 shall pay an additional two dollars for each month of the declared gross weight license, plus an additional two dollars. These two dollar fees must be deposited in the motor vehicle fund created in RCW 46.68.070.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Motor vehicle weight feeMotor home vehicle weight fee.

(1) A person applying for a motor vehicle registration and paying the vehicle license fee required in RCW 46.17.350(1) (a), (d), (e), (h), (j), (n), and (o) shall pay a motor vehicle weight fee in addition to all other fees and taxes required by law.
(a) For vehicle registrations that are due or become due before July 1, 2016, the motor vehicle weight fee:
(i) Must be based on the motor vehicle scale weight;
(ii) Is the difference determined by subtracting the vehicle license fee required in RCW 46.17.350 from the license fee in Schedule B of RCW 46.17.355, plus two dollars; and
(iii) Must be distributed under RCW 46.68.415.
(b) For vehicle registrations that are due or become due on or after July 1, 2016, the motor vehicle weight fee:
(i) Must be based on the motor vehicle scale weight as follows:
WEIGHT
FEE
4,000 pounds
$ 25.00
6,000 pounds
$ 45.00
8,000 pounds
$ 65.00
16,000 pounds and over
$ 72.00;
(ii) If the resultant motor vehicle scale weight is not listed in the table provided in (b)(i) of this subsection, must be increased to the next highest weight; and
(iii) Must be distributed under RCW 46.68.415 unless prior to July 1, 2023, the actions described in (b)(iii)(A) or (B) of this subsection occur, in which case the portion of the revenue that is the result of the fee increased in this subsection must be distributed to the connecting Washington account created under RCW 46.68.395.
(A) Any state agency files a notice of rule making under chapter 34.05 RCW for a rule regarding a fuel standard based upon or defined by the carbon intensity of fuel, including a low carbon fuel standard or clean fuel standard.
(B) Any state agency otherwise enacts, adopts, orders, or in any way implements a fuel standard based upon or defined by the carbon intensity of fuel, including a low carbon fuel standard or clean fuel standard.
(C) Nothing in this subsection acknowledges, establishes, or creates legal authority for the department of ecology or any other state agency to enact, adopt, order, or in any way implement a fuel standard based upon or defined by the carbon intensity of fuel, including a low carbon fuel standard or clean fuel standard.
(2) A person applying for a motor home vehicle registration shall, in lieu of the motor vehicle weight fee required in subsection (1) of this section, pay a motor home vehicle weight fee of seventy-five dollars in addition to all other fees and taxes required by law. The motor home vehicle weight fee must be distributed under RCW 46.68.415.
(3) Beginning July 1, 2022, in addition to the motor vehicle weight fee as provided in subsection (1) of this section, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director must require an applicant to pay an additional weight fee of ten dollars, which must be distributed to the multimodal transportation account under RCW 47.66.070 unless prior to July 1, 2023, the actions described in (a) or (b) of this subsection occur, in which case the portion of the revenue that is the result of the fee increased in this subsection must be distributed to the connecting Washington account created under RCW 46.68.395.
(a) Any state agency files a notice of rule making under chapter 34.05 RCW for a rule regarding a fuel standard based upon or defined by the carbon intensity of fuel, including a low carbon fuel standard or clean fuel standard.
(b) Any state agency otherwise enacts, adopts, orders, or in any way implements a fuel standard based upon or defined by the carbon intensity of fuel, including a low carbon fuel standard or clean fuel standard.
(c) Nothing in this subsection acknowledges, establishes, or creates legal authority for the department of ecology or any other state agency to enact, adopt, order, or in any way implement a fuel standard based upon or defined by the carbon intensity of fuel, including a low carbon fuel standard or clean fuel standard.
(4) The department shall:
(a) Rely on motor vehicle empty scale weights provided by vehicle manufacturers, or other sources defined by the department, to determine the weight of each motor vehicle; and
(b) Adopt rules for determining weight for vehicles without manufacturer empty scale weights.

NOTES:

Effective date2015 3rd sp.s. c 44: See note following RCW 46.68.395.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Recreational vehicle sanitary disposal fee.

(1) Before accepting an application for registration for a recreational vehicle, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require an applicant to pay a three dollar fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law. The recreational vehicle sanitary disposal fee must be deposited in the RV account created in RCW 46.68.170.
(2) For the purposes of this section, "recreational vehicle" means a camper, motor home, or travel trailer.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.
Fee increase by department of transportation authorized: RCW 47.01.460.



Abandoned recreational disposal fee.

(1) Before accepting an application for a registration for a recreational vehicle, the department, county auditor, or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director, shall require an applicant to pay a six-dollar fee in addition to any other fees and taxes required by law.
(2) The abandoned recreational disposal fee must be deposited into the abandoned recreational vehicle disposal account created in RCW 46.68.175.
(3) For the purposes of this section, "recreational vehicle" means a camper, motor home, or travel trailer.

NOTES:

Applicability2018 c 287 § 4: "Section 4 of this act applies to vehicle registrations that are due or become due on or after May 1, 2019." [ 2018 c 287 § 9.]
FindingsImplementationEffective date2018 c 287: See notes following RCW 46.55.400.



Permit fees by permit type.

(1) Before accepting an application for one of the following permits, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay the following permit fee by permit type in addition to any other fee or tax required by law:
PERMIT TYPE
FEE
 
AUTHORITY
DISTRIBUTION
(a) Dealer temporary
$
15.00
 
(b) Department temporary
$
.50
 
(c) Farm vehicle trip
$
6.25
 
(d) Nonresident military
$
10.00
 
(e) Nonresident temporary snowmobile
$
5.00
 
(f) Special fuel trip
$
30.00
 
(g) Temporary ORV use
$
7.00
 
(h) Vehicle trip
$
25.00
 
(2) Permit fees as provided in subsection (1) of this section are in addition to the filing fee required under RCW 46.17.005, except an additional filing fee may not be charged for:
(a) Dealer temporary permits;
(b) Special fuel trip permits; and
(c) Vehicle trip permits.
(3) Five dollars of the fifteen dollar dealer temporary permit fee provided in subsection (1)(a) of this section must be credited to the payment of vehicle license fees at the time application for registration is made. The remainder must be deposited to the state patrol highway account created in RCW 46.68.030.

NOTES:

IntentEffective date2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.
Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Off-road vehicle registration transfer fee.

Before accepting an application for a transfer of an off-road vehicle registration as required under RCW 46.09.410, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a five dollar off-road vehicle registration transfer fee. The five dollar off-road vehicle registration transfer fee must be distributed under RCW 46.68.020.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.



Snowmobile registration transfer fee.

Before accepting an application for a transfer of a snowmobile registration as required under RCW 46.10.400, the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall require the applicant to pay a five dollar snowmobile registration transfer fee. The five dollar snowmobile registration transfer fee must be distributed under RCW 46.68.350.

NOTES:

Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.