"License plate" means a plate that may be issued to a vehicle owner by the department or by an authorized entity for vehicle licensing or identification purposes. "License plates" do not include: (1) Temporary license plates; or (2) metal tags issued for the purposes of licensing wheeled all-terrain vehicles.
"Temporary license plate" means a plate or placard that may be issued to a vehicle owner by the department or by an authorized entity for the purposes of temporary vehicle licensing.
"Temporary operating authority" means a paper or electronic credential issued under chapter 46.87 RCW that conforms with the international registration plan requirements for temporary evidence of apportioned registration.
The department may authorize vehicle dealers properly licensed under chapters 46.09, 46.10, and 46.70 RCW to issue temporary license plates as described in RCW 46.16A.305 to operate vehicles under rules adopted by the department.
The department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director shall collect the fee required under RCW 46.17.400(1)(a) for each temporary license plate application sold to an authorized vehicle dealer.
The payment of vehicle license fees to an authorized dealer is considered payment to the state of Washington.
The department shall provide access to a secure system that allows temporary license plates issued by vehicle dealers properly licensed under chapters 46.09, 46.10, and 46.70 RCW to be generated and printed on demand. By July 1, 2023, all such plates must be generated using the designated system.
PERMIT OR LICENSE TYPE
a. Dealer temporary **license plate**
b. Department temporary **license plate**
c. Farm vehicle trip
d. Nonresident military
e. Nonresident temporary snowmobile
f. Special fuel trip
g. Temporary ORV use
h. Vehicle trip
Permit or temporary license plate fees as provided in subsection (1) of this section are in addition to the filing fee required under RCW 46.17.005, except an additional filing fee may not be charged for:
Dealer temporary license plates;
Special fuel trip permits; and
Vehicle trip permits.
Five dollars of the fifteen dollar dealer temporary license plate fee provided in subsection (1)(a) of this section must be credited to the payment of vehicle license fees at the time application for registration is made. The remainder must be deposited to the state patrol highway account created in RCW 46.68.030.
The department temporary license plate fee imposed under RCW 46.17.400(1)(b) must be distributed as follows:
If collected by the department, the fee must be distributed under RCW 46.68.030; and
If collected by the county auditor or other agent or subagent, the fee must be distributed to the county current expense fund.