Renewing Your Tabs

General Information

NOTE: Beginning in 2020, emissions testing will no longer be required on any vehicle

Do you want to use your credit card? Renew online!

  1. Visit this site: https://
  2. Click on “Renew Tabs Online”
  3. Follow instructions to pay (3% fee of the total charges added)
  4. On the last page, select Alpine Management Services and choose either the pick up, or mail option.
  5. Now you are ready to pick your tabs up at our office* in Issaquah that same day, or we will mail them to you postage-free that afternoon, anywhere statewide. Please note: tabs are only mailed to the address on the registration, so make sure your address is up to date on your driver’s license (this must be done first) and your vehicle/vessel registration before you renew. Both can be done at

*Another person may pick up your tabs for you providing they have a current Washington driver’s license with the same last name or the same address as you. Alternatively, the registered owner may give a note of permission for anyone else to pick up their registration which must include: the date, the vehicle’s plate or VIN number, the registered owner’s unexpired driver’s license number, and both the registered owner’s and authorized person’s signatures. Current ID is required. To pick up for a company, you must have something linking you to that company. Examples include: a note of permission on company letterhead, a business card, a credit card or check with both your name and the company’s name.

For more information about renewing tabs:
Vehicle Licensing
Vessel Licensing

Out of state vehicles with lien holders will need:

  • Out of state vehicles with lien holders will require a copy of the title from the lien holder or lessor.
  • Depending on the type of transaction, other requirements may apply.

Title transfers will need:

  • The original title
  • Bill of Sale
  • Odometer disclosure statement (if vehicle is 10 years or newer)
  • Depending on the type of transaction, other requirements may apply.