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Need to license your car, truck, or boat? Or renew registration and tabs? King County partners with the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) to issue and renew vehicle and vessel licenses. Through this partnership, King County also contracts with local businesses, called subagents, to offer convenient locations to conduct in-person licensing. Need even more convenient options? Visit to see the services that are offered online.

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

  • Vehicle type
  • Vehicle weight
  • Where you live
  • License plate type
Service fees collected by subagents, King County, and DOL are charged at the same rate.


Options during SR 99 closure

The Alaskan Way Viaduct will permanently close on January 11 to allow for the realignment of SR 99 into the new downtown Seattle tunnel.

Due to the expected traffic impacts, we encourage customers to visit their nearest licensing subagent office, rather than our downtown location.

SR 99 is expected to reopen in early February.

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


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