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Transferring a Title on a Washington Vehicle
If you purchased a Washington State titled vehicle or received one as a gift you are required to transfer the title within 15 days of acquisition whether or not the vehicle is operational or you will incur a monetary penalty. ($50 on the 16th day and increasing by $2/day until a max of $125).
To obtain a quote for transfer of a title for a Vehicle or Vessel you have purchased, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost to transfer a title is $37.50 plus sales tax if applicable. Sales tax is not applicable on gift transactions if proof is submitted that shows the previous owner already paid Washington sales tax. However, a vehicle may not be gifted twice in a row with a tax benefit.
Other costs to transfer a title with registration include license plate and registration fees, excise taxes, transportation fees, etc.
To transfer the title you need to bring in the following items: