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Need to license a car, truck or boat? Or renew those expired tabs? King County partners with the State Department of Licensing to issue and renew vehicle and vessel licenses. King County offers in-person licensing service throughout the county, while the state offers many services online.

Fees? 

The exact amount of your vehicle title and registration depends on several factors:

  • Vehicle type
  • Vehicle weight
  • Where you live
  • License plate type

How Do I...

Note: All links on this page are external links to the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL).

Subagency Opening

King County Licensing will be accepting applications for a new vehicle/vessel licensing subagency in the Central Seattle area, ranging from Downtown to Columbia City. Interested parties must meet, at a minimum, the set of criteria contained in the application package that is available online here.

All applications must be submitted to the King County Procurement office no later than 2:00 PM on November 1, 2016.

Upon successful completion of the written business proposal, oral interviews will be conducted and proposed business sites will be inspected.

For questions, or to obtain a paper version of the application packet, please contact Vicki Nakamichi at (206) 263.9299 or via email.

The Department of Licensing provides Equal Opportunity when appointing Subagents. We encourage all qualified persons, including members of protected groups under applicable state and federal law, to apply.

How Do I...

Note: All links on this page are external links to the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL).

Vehicle & Vessel Licensing:
(206) 477-4000
Taxi, For-Hire & TNC Licensing:
(206) 263-1982
Email us:
licensing@kingcounty.gov
Hours of operation:
M-F, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm