Moving to Washington

After establishing residency in WA, you have 30 days to title and register your vehicle.

You will need the following:

  • The Out-of-State title or
  • A fax copy of the title if there is a Lender, which may be sent to our office
  • If you do not have your out-of-state title you must contact the foreign state and request a duplicate title
  • Your current ID
  • The odometer reading if 9 years or newer

Additional information

Be sure to check for Emissions Testing regulations in your residence area. This must be done prior to applying for a title and/or registration in WA. Recent out of State tests do not qualify in place of a WA test.

Motor homes, RVs, or trailers, require proof of sales tax paid in the other state. If you don’t have proof of sales tax paid, you will be required to pay use tax.

If there is to be any change of ownership, if a previous owner listed is deceased or needs to be removed for any other reason, please contact our office with your particular situation and we will help determine what additional documents you may need.