Auditor Warns of Incorrect Letters regarding Personalized License Plates

Posted August 11, 2021 at 8:32 am by

Coun­ty Audi­tor Milene Hen­ley is warn­ing San Juan Coun­ty res­i­dents about let­ters incor­rect­ly gen­er­at­ed on August 4 by the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Licens­ing.  The let­ters tell vehi­cle own­ers that their per­son­al­ized plates have been cancelled. 

The Depart­ment of Licens­ing sent out “thou­sands” of these let­ters in error.  They went only to vehi­cle own­ers who trans­ferred their per­son­al­ized plates to a dif­fer­ent vehi­cle in the past year. 

Vehi­cle own­ers can ignore this let­ter if it is dat­ed August 4, 2021.

Audi­tor Milene Hen­ley stat­ed, “We rec­og­nize the dis­tress this is caus­ing vehi­cle own­ers.  Please rest assured that the let­ters are in error.  Depart­ment of Licens­ing is review­ing how the error occurred.”

Please con­tact the Cus­tomer Ser­vice Divi­sion of the Auditor’s Office at or (360) 378‑2161 if you have questions.

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