While the Washington State Department of Licensing continues to simplify their process for renewing and purchasing license plates, executing these steps can often feel confusing, or at times even daunting. Responding to this challenge Washington Bikes decided to create a concierge service with A + Auto Licensing in Bonney Lake to make the application seamless and easier to complete.
1. Record your Washington plate number, the last 4 digits of your vehicle I.D. number, and your car make and year. You can find this information on your vehicle registration, and if you want, take a picture of the registration and e-mail it to us. You’ll also want to include your address, phone, and e-mail address.
2. Once you’ve gathered this information, contact Jack at Washington Bikes. His phone is 206-224-9252, Ext 306, or e-mail him at jackh@BicycleAlliance.org
3. Jack will complete your application and mail to you for your signature. You’ll have two options for payment: 1) check made out to DOL. Cost is $72.75 for cars/trucks, $54.75 for motorcycles, and $60.75 for trailers, OR 2) if it’s more convenient to use a credit card, there will be an additional $2 processing fee (cost will show as a charge to Washington Bikes if you use a credit card).
4. Once you’ve signed application and made out your check, return to A + Auto Licensing in the postage paid envelope provided. You’ll get a temporary plate from our licensing partner, then your new permanent Share the Road plates arrive via U.S. mail in 2-3 weeks.
By the way, don’t forget that if you purchase a Share the Road plate, you’ll receive a complimentary one year membership with Washington Bikes. You’ll also receive a tax deduction. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and license plate number, and we’ll send you a receipt for your tax-deduction. Remember that $28 of the cost of purchasing or renewing your plate comes back to support our bicycle safety and education programs.
When you drive your car you’ll not only have a good feeling that you’re promoting a share the road philosophy. You’ll also know that you’re contributing to a great cause!