As of July 28, 2019 you'll pay $13.25 to report the sale of your vehicle. There's no fee to report the sale of a boat.
By removing your license plates, it encourages the new owner to transfer ownership. Leaving the plates increases your risk of impound costs, traffic infractions, Good to Go! tickets, and other liabilities.
You need to file a report of sale when you sell, donate or give up ownership of a vehicle (cars, trucks, motorcycles, motorhomes, registered off-road vehicles, travel trailers, boat trailers, etc.)
Filing will protect you from being held liable for towing charges or civil and criminal liabilities incurred by the new owner. The new owner must transfer the ownership into their name.
You must report the sale of your vehicle, if you:
If you've sold a boat, see Report the sale of a boat. There is no fee to report the sale of a boat.
Make sure everything is correct before you file. If you find an error after you've filed, you'll have to visit a vehicle licensing location to explain the error. The report will be deleted and you'll need to file another one.
You should file within 5 days. There's no late fee for filing after 5 days, but you may be held liable for any financial, criminal or civil liabilities that the new owner may incur. It's in your best interest to file as soon as possible.
The fee is $13.25, you can file your report:
After you've filed:
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If you have a Good To Go! electronic tolling pass, be sure to update the contact information on your account with the Department of Transportation:
The Good To Go! website and call center will be offline for 2 weeks while it moves to a new system. During this time, you can’t manage your Good To Go! account or speak with customer service. WSDOT will still collect tolls during the outage.
Read more about the Good To Go! system upgrade.