You have 30 days to title, register and get WA plates for your vehicle after it arrives here.
Make sure you get your WA driver license first. You’ll need it when you register your vehicle(s).
If you travel these routes you may also want to register for Good to Go! account:
You may register by mail or at a vehicle licensing location.
|If you’re registering a vehicle…||Meet this requirement…|
|That’s less than 10 years old.||Submit an Odometer Disclosure Statement with your application. It’s available at vehicle licensing locations.|
|That’s 2009 or newer:
||It must meet California emission standards to be registered, leased, rented, licensed, or sold for use in WA. See Clean Car emission requirements.|
|In these counties: Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish, or Spokane.||You may need to pass an emissions test before you register your vehicle. See Emissions testing.|
|That’s been registered in another state and owned for less than 90 days.||Include Vehicle/Vessel Bill of Sale or Dealership purchase agreement showing proof of any taxes paid.|
|Where the vehicle weight isn’t on the out-of-state title.||You may be required to show the vehicle weight slip. You could get the weight from a vehicle licensing location or weigh your vehicle at a scale house in WA.|
|Where any owners listed on the out-of-state title are deceased or need to be removed.||Contact a vehicle licensing office for instructions.|
|That’s a RV, motor home, or trailer.||You may be required to present proof of sales tax. If you don’t have proof you’ll be required to pay use tax.|