WWU License Plate

Put Viking Pride on Your Ride!

The new WWU license plate is now available at any Washington state Department of Licensing office. With $28 from each plate going to support WWU students, it’s a great way to give back.

If your vehicle has a previous WWU plate design, we encourage you to make the switch. It's easy to keep your current plate number - simply visit your local licensing office. And for those who do not yet have a WWU plate, don’t wait until your tab renewal - flaunt your Viking pride today.


What if I already have a WWU plate?

You can get the same number/message on the new WWU plates through the DOL. You must visit your local DOL office to replace your current WWU plate with the new WWU plate. The DOL will charge a replacement fee to retain your current message or number. Contact your local DOL office for exact costs and fees.

How do I personalize my plates?

Check out the DOL’s personalized plate search to see if your preference is available. You may personalize your plate with up to seven characters (6 characters for motorcycles), including letters, numbers, dashes, and spaces. No unusual characters (&, !, @ , +, #, etc.) Total costs and fees may vary, check here for more details.

How much does the new plate cost?

Total costs and fees may vary depending on your vehicle, but the new WWU plates cost $72.75. Contact your local licensing office for specific fees.

Why the green lettering?

The WWU License Plate features solid blue background with green lettering - the green is a secondary color of the Western brand. The change from white lettering to green was so the plate would be detected by the new camera technology used by Washington State Department of Transportation.

Do I have to be a WWU alumnus/a to get a WWU plate?

No. Anybody and everybody can purchase WWU plates.

Do I have to wait until my tab renewal to get a WWU plate?

No. You can purchase a WWU plate at any time.

How do I purchase WWU plates?

Complete the application and mail to Vehicle Licensing, Department of Licensing, PO Box 9909, Olympia, WA 98507-8500, or take it to a licensing office. It’s that easy.

Can I get a WWU plate for my motorcycle or scooter?

Yes! The cost for a motorcycle or scooter plate is $54.75.

How much of the special plate registration fee is directed to WWU students?

For each plate sold, $28 goes directly to support scholarships for WWU students.

When will I receive my WWU plates?

The plates are mailed to the registered owner within two business days of purchase.

What will my new plate number be?

Unless you request personalized plates, your new number will be assigned by the DOL computer system. Plates are assigned in numerical order when a transaction is finalized.

Can I keep my plate when I sell my car?

Yes! These plates may be transferred to your new vehicle. Be sure to register your new car with your existing plates with the DOL.

Vikings Get a Break!

Drivers who wish to receive gift credit from WWU for their plate donation can CLICK HERE to send registration info via email. Or simply fax a clear photocopy of the vehicle registration to (360) 650-2832, or mail it to the WWU Foundation, 516 High Street, Bellingham, Washington, 98225-9034. Of the $30 annual WWU license plate fee, $28 is a tax-deductible gift to support scholarships at WWU.