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If you buy a vehicle from a dealership, they'll transfer ownership into your name for you.
You'll need to show your unexpired WA driver license so they can register the vehicle in your name, unless you're exempt from getting a driver license under.
A dealer should transfer a vehicle's title within 45 days of the date of delivery. For more information please refer to the Buying a Vehicle guide.
We can't provide legal advice, but the following may help you resolve matters on transferring title and registration.
You may file against a dealer if you:
Here are your options:
Provide as many of the supporting documents as possible to help us resolve your complaint:
We'll review it to see if there's enough information to transfer ownership to you. We may ask you for additional documentation, and we'll discuss all possible titling options at that time. Completing a complaint form doesn't guarantee you'll be issued a title.