On December 2, 2013, the University Place Council passed Ordinance 634, creating a Transportation Benefit District in the City of University Place, known as the University Place Transportation Benefit District (UPTBD). The UPTBD Governing Board was comprised of all University Place City Councilmembers.
As a result of new legislation, on November 16, 2015, the University Place City Council adopted an ordinance and assumed the UPTBD. The fee remained the same at $20.
On September 17, 2018 the University Place City Council approved Ordinance 708 which authorized an increase to the vehicle license fee to $35. This increase went into effect in 2019.
On November 2, 2020, the University Place City Council approved Ordinance 936 which authorized a reduction to the vehicle license fee to $10. This decrease went into effect in 2021.