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Local transportation benefit district fees

A law passed in 2007 allows city or county governments to create local transportation benefit districts and impose a local vehicle registration fee to fund local transportation projects.

Transportation benefit districts and fees

If you live in any of the following locations, you must pay an additional local transportation benefit district fee when you renew your vehicle tabs:

District Fee Effective date
(Tabs expiring on or after…)
Location code Contact phone
Bremerton $20 July 1, 2012 18-01 360-473-5920
Burien No. 1 $10 February 1, 2011 17-34 206-241-4647
Des Moines $20 September 1, 2009 17-09 206-870-7586
City of Eatonville $20 March 1, 2013 27-05 360-832-3361
Edmonds $20 September 1, 2009 31-04 425-771-0260
Grandview $20 February 1, 2012 39-01 509-882-9200
City of Kittitas $20 December 1, 2012 19-03 509-968-0220
Lake Forest Park $20 September 1, 2009 17-17 206-368-5440
Lynnwood $20 July 1, 2011 31-10 425-670-5020
Mabton $20 December 1, 2011 39-04 509-894-4096
Mountlake Terrace $20 August 1, 2012 31-13 425-744-6272
Olympia $20 October 1, 2009 34-03 360-570-3727
City of Orting $20 February 1, 2013–
January 31, 2015
(Fee applies to all renewals with these registration dates, including renewals paid after Feb. 31, 2015.)
27-10 360-892-2219, ext. 133
Prosser $20 November 1, 2009 03-03 509-786-2332
Royal City $20 November 1, 2012 13-11 509-346-2263
Seattle $20 May 1, 2011 17-26 206-233-5005
Shoreline $20 February 1, 2010 17-37 206-801-2302
Snoqualmie $20 March 1, 2011 17-28 425-888-1555, Ext. 1135
City of Spokane $20 September 1, 2011 32-10 509-625-6252
Toppenish $20 December 1, 2012 39-10 509-865-4500
Wapato $20 April 1, 2013 39-12 509-877-2334
Wenatchee $20 August 1, 2012 04-05 509-888-3600
Zillah $20 July 1, 2012 39-14 509-829-5151

Vehicles subject to fees

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Trucks that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Motorcycles
  • Commercial passenger vehicles and trucks that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Combination trucks that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Tow trucks
  • House moving dollies
  • Trucks used exclusively for hauling logs that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Taxicabs
  • For-hire or stage vehicles with 6 seats or less
  • For-hire or stage vehicles with 7 or more seats that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Private use trailers over 2,000 pounds
  • Motorcycle trailers
  • Travel trailers
  • Fixed load vehicles that weigh 6,000 pounds or less
  • Mobile homes licensed as vehicles

Exempt vehicles

  • All farm vehicles
  • Campers
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Snowmobiles
  • Mopeds
  • Personal use trailers with a single axle and less than 2,000 pounds scale weight
  • Commercial trailers
  • Combination trailers
  • Trailers used exclusively for hauling logs
  • Horseless carriage, collector, or restored-plate vehicles
  • Converter gear
  • Government vehicles
  • Private school vehicles
  • Vehicles properly registered to disabled American veterans

How a transportation benefit district works

Once a local transportation benefit district is set up, the district’s board of directors may vote to charge a local vehicle licensing fee due when a vehicle owner buys new tabs.

  • The transportation benefit district board has the authority to impose a fee of up to $20 per vehicle without voter approval.
  • A transportation benefit district may impose a vehicle renewal fee of up to $100 per vehicle or seek other sources of funding if approved by voters.

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