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Change your name: Vehicles & boats

If you’ve changed your name, you must update your vehicle or boat record.

  • Changing your name on 1 vehicle doesn’t automatically change it on other vehicles or boats.
  • If you have a loan/lien on your vehicle or boat you must change your name through the lienholder and not the Department of Licensing.
  • To change the name on your driver license, see Change your name on your driver license or ID card.

How to change your name on your vehicle or boat

  1. Get all of the following:
  2. Submit your forms and documents:

How to change the business name on a company vehicle

  1. Get all of the following:
    • Current Washington title for the vehicle — not a copy.
    • A copy from the Secretary of State’s Office showing you’ve changed your company name.
    • A Declaration of Use Tax form from the Department of Revenue.
    • A Vehicle Certificate of Ownership Application.
  2. Submit your forms and documents:

Options and fees

Type of updated title Fee When you’ll get it
Name change: Regular title
Available at any vehicle licensing office.
$19
Some offices may charge an additional $12 service fee.
Mailed to you in 8–10 weeks.
Name change: Quick Title
Available only at Quick Title offices.
Quick titles aren’t available for vehicles or boats:
  • Reported stolen.
  • As insurance or wrecker destroyed.
  • With a ”WA rebuilt“ on the title.
$69
Some offices may charge an additional $12 service fee.
Mailed or given to you immediately.

Don’t forget to update your Good To Go! account

If you have a Good To Go! tolling pass, be sure to update your contact information on the account:

Terms we use

Record: This is the information we have on your vehicle: your name, address, endorsements, restrictions, etc.

Title: This is your proof of ownership. It’s issued when you purchase your vehicle. 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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