WSU license plates

Washington state crimson license plate number 1234 with Cougar head logo.Cougar plates have been wildly popular since being introduced in the mid-90s, as there are more Cougar plates on the road than all other state university plates combined.

Since WSU plates generate much-needed scholarship support for WSU students, we wanted to have even more WSU plates on the road. To achieve this, a new plate design was needed. Because the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) currently offers about 45 special plates, the WSU plate needed to stand out.  Our design inspiration came from “Ol’ Crimson,” the crimson WSU flag flown on the ESPN College GameDay television program, and the crimson football helmets the Cougars wear. The result is a unique all-crimson plate with silvery-white numbers/letters and Cougar logo (pretty darn cool, huh?).

No other plate on the road looks anything like it. We believe Cougs across the state will love it. As will everyone else who sees a Cougar plate on the road!

How do I get the all-crimson Cougar plate?

  1. Visit your local DOL office.
  2. Visit the DOL website and download an application. You can fax or mail in the completed application or simply take the application to a DOL office near you. 
  3. When purchasing a new or used car, ask your car dealer for the new all-crimson Cougar plate
  4. Individuals who currently have WSU special or WSU personalized plates can get their same number/message on the new all-crimson plates through the DOL. You must visit your local DOL office to replace your current WSU plate with the new all-crimson plate. The DOL will charge a replacement fee to retain your current message/number - contact your local office for exact costs and fees.

What does the new plate cost?

Costs and fees vary. Contact your local DOL office for specific cost information.

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