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Selling a Vehicle
Report of Sale of a Vehicle
As the seller, you're responsible for filing the report of sale.  If you don't file, you may be held liable for tolling bills, towing charges, and other civil or criminal liabilities incurred by the new owner.  The new owner is responsible for transferring the title.

You should file a report of sale within 5 days from the date your vehicle was
  • Sold
    • Privately
    • On consignment
    • Out of state (use the Washington plate number)
  • Given away (gifted)
  • Traded to a private party or dealer
  • Donated
  • Given to a wrecking yard
  • Turned over to an insurance company
  • Disposed of

How to File a Report of Sale
File a Vehicle Report of Sale online, or in person at a vehicle licensing office (service fees may apply).

Report the Sale of a Boat
You should file a report of sale within 5 days from the date your boat was
  • Sold
    • Privately
    • On consignment
    • Out of state (use the Washington WN number)
  • Given away (gifted)
  • Traded to a private party or dealer
  • Donated
  • Turned over to an insurance company
  • Disposed of

How to file a Report of Sale for a Boat
Mail the Vessel Report of Sale to the address on the form.


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