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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.


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).

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