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You can support students through the Washington Apple Education with the purchase of a Washington Apple license plate.
Available July 1st!
The Washington apple specialty license plate recognizes the rich history of our state’s apple industry, the dedicated growers, and the renowned international reputation of Washington apples worldwide. Show your support with the new Washington Apple specialty license plate!
Proceeds from Washington Apple license plate sales help support Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) scholarships, the tree fruit industry’s official charity. WAEF provides scholarships to children of farmworkers, warehouse employees, growers and others with ties to the tree fruit industry.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do plates become available?
Starting July 1, 2020 they are available through the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) website – https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/specialdesign.html.
Where do I order plates?
Plates can be purchased from the state DOL office or through a local vehicle licensing office (https://fortress.wa.gov/dol/dolprod/vehoffices/). To order through the state DOL office, visit https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/specialdesign.html. Scroll down the list of plates until you find the Washington Apples design. Select that design. You’ll be directed to a page that contains the application and pricing information. Complete and print the application and return it with the plate fee to the address listed on the form.
What is the additional cost for a Washington Apples specialty plate?
The initial purchase cost is $77.25. Each year, an additional $30 is charged when tabs are renewed. WAEF receives $28 from the purchase price and from each annual renewal.
Can I personalize the plates?
Yes! There is an additional fee to personalize a plate. A personalized license plate (aka vanity plates) provides you the opportunity to determine up to seven letters, numbers, hyphens or spaces on your plate. You can find the fee information at https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/specialdesign.html once you select the Washington Apples design. The application walks you through your personalized plate request. Contact the DOL office directly at 360.902.3770 to find out if your desired letters or numbers are available.
Do the tabs on my vehicle transfer to the new plate?
Yes. When you purchase the license plate for your vehicle the tabs you’ve already purchased will transfer. If your tabs will be ready for renewal within six months of your purchase of the Washington Apples plate, you may renew early. There is not a financial downside for renewing early. Prior to sending your check for tab renewal, contact the DOL office or a local DOL office (https://fortress.wa.gov/dol/dolprod/vehoffices/) to get an exact payment amount.
How does it work for fleet vehicles?
One or more members of a “fleet” may acquire Washington Apples license plates. The process to follow is exactly the same as the process for a passenger vehicle. Visit https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/specialdesign.html, select the Washington Apples license plate and then complete the application. Each vehicle in the fleet needs to have its own application completed and submitted.
Can I transfer my existing specialty plates to another vehicle?
Yes. The process for transferring plates to another vehicle is provided here – https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/transferplates.html.
Once ordered, when do plates arrive?
The traditional lead time is two weeks. We have heard from the Department of Licensing some delay may be experienced this spring due to the coronavirus.
Funds raised from the sales of plates support the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF). For more information about WAEF, please visit www.waef.org