Change your address: Vehicles & boats

How to change your address

Which address to use

If the address you’re changing is for your:

  • Personally-owned vehicle or boat, use your residence street address:
    • You don’t need to provide an address if any of these apply:
      • You’re exempt from paying motor vehicle excise taxes or fees.
      • Your vehicle is exempt from motor vehicle excise taxes or fees.
      • You’re homeless.
  • Business-owned vehicles, use the street address of the principal place of business in Washington.

You may also need to…

Change the address on your driver license

Changing your address on 1 vehicle doesn’t automatically change it on your driver license or other vehicles and boats. If you need to change the address for your driver license, see update your driver license.

Change the address on your Good To Go! account

If you have a Good To Go! electronic tolling pass, be sure to update the address on your account with the Department of Transportation:

If you want a new title or registration

You won’t automatically get a new title or registration when you change your address. If you want an updated title or registration, you may request one for a fee:

Type of document Fee
Registration
Available at any vehicle licensing office.
$5
Some vehicle licensing offices may charge an additional $5 service fee.
Regular title $19
Some vehicle licensing offices may charge an additional $12 service fee.
Quick Title
Quick titles aren’t available for:
  • Vehicles or boats reported as stolen.
  • Insurance or wrecker destroyed vehicles and boats.
  • Vehicles or boats with a ”WA rebuilt“ brand on the title.
$69
Some vehicle licensing offices may charge an additional $12 service fee.

Terms we use

Record
This is the information we have about your vehicle or boat, such as your name, address, endorsements, restrictions, etc.
Title
This document is your proof of ownership. It is issued when you first purchase your vehicle or boat. You want to keep this in a safe place and not in the vehicle.
Registration
When you renew your tabs each year, you receive a new registration document to sign and keep in your vehicle.
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