(1) What are tabs?
Tabs are decals affixed to the rear license plate as indicated on the license plate to identify the registration expiration month or year for a specific vehicle.
(2) Which tabs are valid to be displayed on the vehicle license plate? Tabs depicting the current registration expiration month and year must be displayed on the rear vehicle license plate in the area designated on the license plate. Expired month and year tabs may be displayed on the front vehicle license plate for vehicles that are required to display a front license plate.
(3) Does this rule apply to all vehicles? No, vehicles registered under the provisions of the International Registration Plan must display tabs depicting current registration expiration month and year on both the front and rear vehicle license plates of the power unit.
(4) When is the requirement for rear license plate tabs effective? The requirement for rear license plate tabs is effective for vehicle registration expiration periods after December 31, 2001.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110
. WSR 01-09-079, § 308-96A-295, filed 4/17/01, effective 5/18/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110
, 126.96.36.199 [46.16.225], 46.16.490
. WSR 98-19-075, § 308-96A-295, filed 9/21/98, effective 10/22/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110
. WSR 93-14-083, § 308-96A-295, filed 6/30/93, effective 7/31/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.16.135
. WSR 86-10-040 (Order TL/RG 24), § 308-96A-295, filed 5/5/86; Order MV-355, § 308-96A-295, filed 5/10/76.]