✅ Updated January 2022

Ultimate guide to Registering your Vehicle in Washington

Here's the ultimate guide to registering your vehicle in Washington. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time.


What You’ll Need to Register your Vehicle in Washington


What You’ll Do to Register your Vehicle in Washington

  • Step 1: Visit your nearest DOL office (optional: make an appointment!)
    • Submit the required documents & ID
    • Complete the odometer disclosure statement (if vehicle is <10 years old)
    • Submit payment
    • Receive your Washington vehicle registration & license plates
  • Step 2: Receive your Washington vehicle title via U.S. mail within 10 weeks


Caveats and Exceptions in Registering your Vehicle in Washington

  • Need your title and registration in a hurry?  Then visit your nearest Quick Title office and pay an additional $50 fee.
  • Do you live in one of the following counties?  Unless your vehicle is a hybrid; year 2009 or newer and certified to California emissions standards; or diesel, then you will need to complete an emissions inspections.
    • Clark County
    • King County
    • Pierce County
    • Snohomish County
    • Spokane County


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