Vehicle License Fee 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 Vehicle License Fee Rebate (VLFR) program, income qualified vehicle owners with a car registered in Seattle are eligible to receive a $20 rebate in the form of a check.

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 $2,698 $32,376
    2 $3,528 $42,336
    3 $4,358 $52,296
    4 $5,188 $62,256
    5 $6,018 $72,216
    6 $6,848 $82,176
    7 $7,004 $84,048
    8 $7,160 $85,920
    9 $7,315 $87,780
    10 $7,471 $89,652
    Each Additional +$156 +$1,872
  • AND, Proof of payment of the $80 Vehicle License Fee

Application

If you meet the eligibility requirements above, you can apply for a $20 Vehicle License Fee 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.

Call 206-684-4141 for phone assistance, available Monday - Friday 1:30 PM to 4 PM.

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

The $20 Vehicle License Fee Rebate program is located at:

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

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