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Transportation

Vehicle License Fee Rebate

In 2014, voters in the City of Seattle approved a car tab increase to pay for improved transit service.  With this voter-approved proposition, car tabs, also known as Vehicle License Fees, increased to $80 per vehicle per year. With the Vehicle License Fee Rebate program, income-qualified vehicle owners with a car registered in Seattle are eligible to receive a $20 rebate in the form of a check.

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)

On average, recipients save:

$2 / Month

To apply, it may take you about:

15 Minutes

The average response time is about:

4 Weeks

How it works


Car tabs, also known as Vehicle License Fees, increased to $80 per vehicle on June 1, 2015.

If you have a car registered in Seattle and meet income requirements, you are eligible to receive a $20 rebate in the form of a check. This is a one-time, yearly $20 savings, rather than a monthly savings.

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  • You are currently enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Seattle Utility Discount Program (UDP)

  • Your family is at or under following income guidelines during the monthly period prior to applying:

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    1$2812
    2$3677
    3$4542
    4$5407
    5$6272
    6$7137
    7$7299
    8$7462
    9$7624
    10$7786

Stuff you'll need


  • Government issued identification for all persons 18 years and older. Please provide a copy of one of the items below for each adult: State driver’s license; State identification card; Passport or Permanent Resident Card

  • Proof that you are currently enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Seattle Utility Discount Program (UDP) -OR- Proof for total gross household income for all persons 18 years and older living in the house during the monthly period prior to applying.

  • Proof of payment of the $80 Vehicle License Fee

Questions?


Call: (206) 684-4141

Email: CarTabRebate@seattle.gov

How to apply


You can apply for a Vehicle License Fee Rebate by email, by mail, by phone, or in-person by filling out the online application form first.

Apply online:

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Printable application form:

Printable application here

Apply by email:

CarTabRebate@seattle.gov

Apply by mail:

VLFR Program, 810 3rd Ave, Suite 440

Seattle, WA, 98104

Apply by phone:

(206) 684-4141

Apply in-person

Apply in person at VLFR Program, 810 3rd Ave, Suite #440, Seattle, WA 98104. If you need staff assistance, walk-in hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30-10:30 am, except holidays. If you don't need staff assistance, completed applications can be dropped off Monday to Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm.

Apply by fax:

(206) 621-5012