Your purchase of the Washington Apples specialty license plate supports students through the Washington Apple Education Foundation!
Click the image to be connected to the Washington State Department of Licensing website specialty plates page. The application for specialty plates may be downloaded directly through this link. The FAQ sheet below provides additional information about ordering your plates.
Plates have a first-year purchase price of $77.25 each through the Washington State Department of Licensing. Renewals are $30 each year. $28 of your first-year purchase and each renewal support WAEF!
Follow these quick steps to get your Washington Apples license plate:
- Download and complete the application. Application
- Print and sign the application.
- Prepare your check addressed to WA DOL. Specialty plates cost $77.25 in the first year. If you would like to renew your tabs at the same time you purchase new plates, please contact a vehicle licensing office to get an exact cost. List of local vehicle licensing office contacts.
- Applications may be mailed to the address on the form or dropped off at your local vehicle licensing office. Processing time for mailed application is about 3 weeks currently. Plates ordered through a local vehicle licensing office are generally delivered in 5-7 days. Hours and locations of local licensing offices are noted on the link.
If you prefer to order a personalized Washington Apples license plate, follow the guidance on the state DOL website at https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/sppersonalized.html. Personalized plate applications must be mailed to the DOL address on the application. Turnaround time is currently 3 months. Please make sure to check the box for the Washington Apples plate background and include your top three choices for plate letters and numbers.
Washington Apples License Plates
We wish to express our appreciation to Senate Bill 6032 sponsor Senator Brad Hawkins. His efforts joined with those of representatives and senators from districts 12, 14 and 15 to get the bill passed.
We are also appreciative of the Washington Apple Commission for selecting WAEF to be the beneficiary of proceeds from the sales of license plates and for their partnership on this and other efforts. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association provided much guidance and support as we worked through the legislative process. It was a team effort!
During the months of January – March 2020 WAEF and the Washington Apple Commission made several trips to Olympia sharing about the immense economic impact of Washington’s tree fruit industry to the entire state and about the vital role the industry’s charity has in the lives of students and their families by providing access to higher education. Watch the video sharing our legislative journey.