Vehicles Subject to Transportation Benefit District Fees

RCW 36.73.020 ( allows city or county governments to create transportation benefit districts and impose an additional vehicle registration fee to fund local transportation projects.

In June 2018 the Shoreline City Council approved Ordinance 822 authorizing an increase of $20 to the vehicle license fee, for a total annual fee of $40. Collection of the new fee will begin March 1, 2019.


In October 2015 the Shoreline City Council approved Ordinance 726 authorizing the City to assume the rights, powers and functions of the Shoreline Transportation Benefit District.

In July 2009, an ordinance was passed that set an annual $20 per vehicle registration fee to be used to help pay for pavement management on City arterials and major collectors.

In June 2009 the Shoreline City Council approved Ordinance 550 that formed the Shoreline Transportation Benefit District.

State and County Licensing Information

The Washington State Department of Licensing updates its local transportation benefit district web page to provide customers information about this fee.

For other questions about vehicle licensing, please contact the Washington State Department of Licensing, Vehicle Licensing division at 360-902-3770 (TTY: Call 771). For information on local licensing, please contact the King County Records & Licensing Services division at 206-296-4000.

Annual Reports and Audit Reports

2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2013 WA State Auditor's Accountability Audit Report

TBD Meeting Agendas

5/4/2015 11/3/2014 5/5/2014