Car Tab Rebate

In 2014, voters in the City of Seattle approved a car tab increase to pay for improved transit service. Car tabs, also known as Vehicle License Fees, increased to $80 per vehicle on June 1, 2015. However, via the $20 Car Tab Rebate program, income qualified vehicle owners with a car registered in Seattle are eligible to receive a $20 rebate in the form of a prepaid bank card.

Eligibility

This program is available to Seattle's households at or below 70% of the median State household income, who have cars registered in the City of Seattle, and have a car tab renewal date of June 1, 2015 or later.

To demonstrate you are eligible for the rebate, the following information needs to be submitted:

  • Proof that you are currently enrolled in one of the following programs:
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP);
    • Seattle Utility Discount Program (UDP);
    • Washington Apple Health;
  • OR, Proof that the total gross household income for ALL persons 18 years and older living in the house during the monthly period prior to applying is no higher than:
    Household SizeGross Monthly IncomeGross Yearly Income
    1 $2,658 $31,896
    2 $3,476 $41,712
    3 $4,293 $51,516
    4 $5,111 $61,332
    5 $5,929 $71,148
    6 $6,747 $80,964
    7 $6,900 $82,800
    8 $7,053 $84,636
    9 $7,207 $86,484
    10 $7,360 $88,320
    Each Additional +$153 +$1,836
  • AND, Proof of payment of the $80 Vehicle License Fee

Application

If you meet the eligibility requirements above, you can apply for a $20 car tab rebate by phone, in person, by mail or via e-mail starting June 15, 2015.

If you need staff assistance with the application, walk-in hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, and 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

Completed applications can be dropped off Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

The $20 Car Tab Rebate program is located at:

CART Program
810 3rd Ave, Suite #440
Seattle, WA 98104

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