Do license plates need to be returned in Washington?
No, in the state of Washington, it is not required that drivers return their license plates after selling their car. If you do want to return your plates, you may be eligible to get a refund if the plates are not expired.
If you are looking to return your plates, you can return them to your local licensing office or mail them to the Department of Licensing, 1125 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98504.
Your can also recycle your license plates. The state does curbside pickup if you call ahead or you can bring the plates to recycling centers such as the State Department Of Ecology, Puget Sound Recycling, or Quil Ceda Recycling. Before recycling your license plates, remember to take off registration tags and any other tags or screws. For more information, visit the Washington State Department of Licensing website.
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Best Car Donation Programs in Washington
If you are looking to make an impact in the community while also getting a return on you old or unwanted car, consider donating it to charity instead. Here are some of the best car donation programs in Washington:
- Help support Seattle’s public radio station: KNKX Public Radio
- Help drive a family home through Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes
- Join the fight against cancer with a car donation through American Cancer Society’s Cars for a Cure
Don’t see the charity of your choice? Click here to view more nonprofits that would benefit from your vehicle donation!