Primary Residence Address Exception

Submit a Primary Residence Address Exception form with a completed Vehicle Certificate of Ownership (Title) Application only if you meet 1 of the following exceptions to the residence address rule:

  • You have an overseas Military APO/FPO address.
  • U.S. Postal Service mail delivery isn’t available at your Washington State primary residence or principal place of business street address.
  • You’re on active duty in the military and your home of record is Washington State, but you’re currently stationed in another state or jurisdiction.
  • You aren’t a Washington resident, but need a valid vehicle or vessel title to get a title in the state or jurisdiction where you live.
  • You aren’t a Washington resident, but your vehicle must be registered in Washington State.

Special instructions

Please provide your address information in the “mailing address” field on the Vehicle Title Application.


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