Beginning this week, the Department of Licensing will send notices to owners of 32,749 vehicles in Washington, asking them to pay a $15 fee that was mistakenly not collected earlier because of a processing error.
According to the DOL, owners who drove their vehicles from out of state between December 2016 and August 2017 were not charged the $15 out-of-state vehicle check fee when they entered Washington.
This error resulted in about $491,000 in uncollected fees, the release says. The fees are required for highway safety program funding.
Owners who receive notification must pay the outstanding fee before their next renewal. Fees can be paid in person or at dol.wa.gov.