First get your WA driver license then register your vehicle(s). You have 30 days once you establish residency here to get your driver license, register your vehicle(s) and get new plates.
Call a vehicle licensing office to find out what your fees will be and what you need to do next. You may also need to meet one or more of these requirements:
|If you're registering an out of state vehicle||Then you must|
|That's over 10 years old.||You don't have to report the Odometer miles|
|That's less than 10 years old.||
Fill out the Odometer Disclosure Statement on the Title. Most titles have an Odometer Disclosure Statement section.
If you don't have the Title, you can get an Odometer Disclosure form only through an office. To get one:
|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:
|Where the vehicle weight doesn't show on the title.||You may be required to show the vehicle weight slip. You could get the weight from a vehicle licensing office or weigh your vehicle at a scale house in WA.|
|Where any owners listed on the title are deceased or need to be removed.||Contact a vehicle licensing office for instructions.|
|That's an 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.|
You may also want to find out about:
Mail or bring the following to a vehicle licensing office:
If you go to an office, you'll get them right away. If you mail in, it may take up to 3 weeks from the date we get your application.
Once you've registered your vehicle(s), you can add them to your License eXpress account. With License eXpress, you can manage all your vehicles:
Learn more about License eXpress
If you travel these routes and need to pay tolls you may also want to register for a Department of Transportation: