New to Washington

Vehicle Registration

When to Register Your Vehicle

When you move to Washington State, you have 30 days to title and register your vehicle. Once you do so, you'll be issued Washington State license plates.

How to Register Your Vehicle

You may title and register your vehicle in Washington State by mail or in person at a local vehicle licensing office.

Additional Information

Driver Licenses

Obtaining your Washington License

By law, you have 30 days to get your Washington driver license once you establish residency in Washington State.

How to establish residency in Washington

You're considered a Washington resident when you do any of the following

  • Arrive and begin establishing a home in Washington
  • Register to vote
  • Receive state benefits
  • Get any Washington State license at resident rates
  • Receive in-state tuition fees

Additional Information

Register to Vote

How to Register to Vote in Washington

Register to vote online at the Secretary of State website.

Complete a voter registration form at any driver licensing office.

You can register to vote if you are

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Washington State
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order