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New Washington State Resident

If you are a new resident to the State of Washington you are required to license your vehicle within 30 days of becoming a Washington resident.

The following Documentation is required:
  • Out of state title. If you have a lien holder who is holding your title you will need to provide a clear copy or fax of the title
  • Federal Odometer Statement if the vehicle is 9 years old or newer
  • Emission test if you live in an emission testing area
  • Weight slip for all vehicles unless the scale, unladen or shipping weight is shown on the title
  • Washington State Patrol Inspection