WSU license plates

Washington state crimson license plate number 1234 with Cougar head logo.More than 22,000 WSU plates are on the roads in Washington today. With $28 from each Cougar plate going to support student scholarships at WSU, the Cougar plates have raised $575,000 in scholarship support for WSU students this year.

$28 of the annual license plate fee each year is a tax-deductible donation to WSU's General Scholarship Fund. To receive a gift receipt from WSU for your plate donation, use the online form. You will need information from your vehicle registration certificate to complete the form.

How do I get the crimson Cougar plate?

  1. Visit your local Department of Licensing office. Find an office.
  2. Visit the DOL website and download an application. You can fax or mail in the completed application, or take the application to a DOL office near you. 
  3. When purchasing a new or used car, ask your car dealer for the crimson Cougar plate
  4. Personalized WSU plates are also available. You must complete the online form and mail it to the DOL Office in Olympia, or visit the King County Licensing Division.

What does the new plate cost?

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

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