Vehicles & Boats

Important information

  • Vehicle and vessel licensing offices can’t perform transactions on Saturday, December 10.
  • Some vehicle and vessel online services, like tab renewal, won’t be available December 7-12 while we update our system.
  • On December 12, 2016, we’ll begin using a new vehicle and vessel computer system.
  • In the days following the launch of our new system, you may experience longer than usual wait times.

Learn more: DOL vehicle licensing system will be down on December 10 for system replacement (licensingexpress.wordpress.com).

How to renew your tabs

Renew your tabs | Emissions testing | Fees, taxes, and donations

Register your vehicle

Moving to WA? Get plates | Transfer ownership into your name | Off-road vehicles | … more on registering a vehicle

Change your name or address

Change your address | Change your name

Buying or selling a vehicle

Report of sale | Tips for buying a vehicle | Use tax | … more on buying or selling a vehicle

Lost tabs, plates, or titles

Replace your vehicle tabs | Replace your license plates | Replace a title | … more on replacing lost documents

License plates

Get new license plates | Transfer plates to another vehicle | Special plates | … more on license plates

Titles

Transfer ownership into your name | Salvaged, abandoned, or contaminated vehicles | Custom inspections | … more on titles

Fees, taxes, and donations

Fees | RTA tax | Local transportation benefit district fees | … more fees, taxes, and donations

For military personnel

Nonresidents stationed in Washington | WA residents stationed outside the state | Temporary permits | Tax exemptions

Disabled parking

Who is eligible? | Get or renew your disabled parking | Using disabled parking

Commercial vehicles

DOT numbers | IRP (Prorate) | Fleets | … more on commercial vehicles

Fuel tax

Taxpayer Access Point | Fuel licenses | Dyed diesel | Prorate and fuel tax offices | … more on fuel tax

Boats

Register a boat | Renew your boat registration | Report the sale of a boat | … more on boats

Vehicle and boat licensing offices

Office locations and hours | Quick Title offices | How to become a licensing subagent

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