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Need to license your car, truck, or boat? Or renew 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 fees depend on several factors:

  • Vehicle type
  • Vehicle weight
  • Where you live
  • License plate type
In-person vehicle and vessel licensing will be unavailable on Friday, August 31 as the state Department of Licensing upgrades its DRIVES system. Online service will also be unavailable from Sunday, August 26 through the Labor Day weekend. In-person and online service is expected to resume on Tuesday, September 4. For more information, please visit the DRIVES website.

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

Vehicle and Vessel Licensing 
Taxi, For-Hire, and TNC Licensing
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