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How Much Will it Cost?

Title and registration fees depend on several factors, including the weight of the vehicle, where you live, and the type of plates you're renewing.

If you're titling and registering a vehicle or boat for the first time, and need to obtain a check or money order for the exact amount, please complete a quote form and submit via fax or email.

If you're vehicle tabs or boat decals will expire within 6 months, use one of these online tools to see how much it will cost to renew:

Calculate your vehicle registration fees

Calculate your vessel registration fees

List of fees

Tables in this link outline fees for
  • Vehicle and boat registration (first-time registration or tab/decal renewals)
  • Replacements and duplicates
  • Title changes
  • Manufactured and mobile homes
  • Vehicle inspections

Tax Information
Cowlitz County Auditor acts as agent for Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR) and collects use tax on the transfer of vehicles and vessels.

DOR Home Page

Use Tax Facts for Vehicle Transfers


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