Alternative Fuel Vehicle Annual Fee

Owners of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and propane powered vehicles are required to pay an annual license fee, based on gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), instead of motor fuel excise taxes. The fee schedule is as follows:

Less than 10,000 pounds (lbs.) $45
10,001 - 18,000 lbs. $80
18,001 - 28,000 lbs. $110
28,001 - 36,000 lbs. $150
More than 36,000 lbs. $250

To determine the actual annual license fee imposed per registration year, multiply the appropriate dollar amount given in the above schedule by the motor vehicle fuel tax rate in cents per gallon effective on July 1 of the preceding calendar year, and divide the resulting amount by $0.12. There is an additional $5 handling fee for each license issued.

(Reference Revised Code of Washington 82.38.075)

Jurisdiction: Washington

Type: Laws and Regulations

Amended: Apr 4, 2014

Technologies: Natural Gas, Propane (LPG)

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