Vehicle excise tax estimator

What you'll need

  • Vehicle model year.
  • Vehicle model.
  • Vehicle make.
  • Use class. This can be found on the vehicle's registration.
  • Zip code.

Who pays the excise tax?

You may be required to pay if you live in urban areas of these counties:

  • King,
  • Pierce, or
  • Snohomish.

Are all vehicles subject to this excise tax?

No. You may view the list of vehicles on our RTA tax site.

Why is this tax being collected?

It's being collected on behalf of the Sound Transit for transit-related projects.