apply for the volunteer firefighters license plate(s)?
Any person that:
* Meets the requirements and has proven eligibility as per
* Is not requesting issue for a vehicle registered under
chapter 46.87 RCW;
* Has paid all applicable fees and taxes.
The volunteer firefighters special license plate(s) will be
issued upon proof of eligibility and receipt of all applicable
What must be
provided as proof that the applicant qualifies? The applicant must
provide documentation of service from the fire district(s) where they serve or
(3)When is proof
required? Upon initial application.
Can the volunteer firefighters
special license plate(s) be retained if the applicant is no longer a volunteer
firefighter? Yes, if the license plate owner has at least ten years of
service, the license plate can be retained and renewed.
(5)If I have less than ten years of
service, can I retain the plates if I am no longer a volunteer
firefighter? No, They must be surrendered at the next registration
Is there a
limit to the number of sets of license plates that a volunteer firefighter can
have? Yes, there is a maximum of two sets per applicant.
(7)Are there any other circumstances
when the volunteer firefighter plates must be surrendered? Yes, if the
volunteer firefighter is convicted of a violation of
46.61.502 or a felony. It is the
responsibility of the license plate owner to notify the department and
surrender the plates. However, if the department is notified of the conviction,
the department has authority to cancel the plates under
(8)When ownership of a vehicle issued
volunteer firefighters license plate(s) is transferred, what happens to the
plate(s)? The special license plate owner must remove the plate(s) from
the vehicle. The plate owner may transfer the special plate(s) to a replacement
vehicle by visiting a vehicle licensing office. License plate transfer and
other applicable fees apply.
What fees are charged when the volunteer firefighters license plate(s)
are transferred to a replacement vehicle? If the registration expiration
date for the replacement vehicle is later than the registration expiration date
of the current vehicle, an abated fee for the volunteer firefighters license
plate will be charged. It is charged at the rate of one-twelfth of the annual
volunteer firefighters license plate(s) fee for each month and partial month.
If the new registration expiration date is sooner than the previous
registration expiration date, a refund will not be made for the remaining
When replacing volunteer firefighters license plate(s), is the same
license plate number and letter combination issued? No, unless the owner
chooses to pay an additional fee to keep the same number. If the vehicle owner
requests and pays the fees described in
46.16A.200, the volunteer firefighters
license plate(s) may be replaced with the same number and letter combination as
shown on the vehicle computer record.
Will my license plates that have
been reported stolen be replaced with new license plates with the same number
and letter combination? If the license plate(s) has been reported as
stolen or if the department record indicates the plate has been stolen, the
same number and letter combination will not be issued. This is a law
enforcement issue for the protection of the public.