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How to Purchase Personalized and Wildlife License Plates

Get a personalized or wildlife background plate in 3 steps

Purchase personalized and wildlife background license plates through the Department of Licensing.

There is a three-step process to buy either plate.

For personalized license plates:

  1. Make sure your proposed plate is available using Licensing search tool.
  2. Complete a personalized license plate application form.
  3. Submit your application and fees by mail to: Vehicle Licensing, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9909, Olympia, WA 98507-8500. Or submit in person at: King County Licensing Section, 500 4th Ave. #401, Seattle, WA 98104.

For wildlife background license plates:

  1. Complete an application for a special background license plate and select a wildlife-themed background.
  2. Contact a vehicle licensing office for a summary of the plate's costs, including fees specific to the vehicle's make and model and the county in which you live.
  3. Submit your application and fees at a local vehicle licensing office or mail to: Vehicle Licensing, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9909, Olympia, WA 98507-8500.

Please be aware that there is a requirement to obtain or purchase a Discover Pass or Vehicle Access Pass to park and use WDFW lands and facilities. Please note that purchasing "Wildlife-Themed License Plates" do not exempt users from this requirement.