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Fees are different for every situation and are calculated in many ways. Everyone starts with the basic fee of $43.25 and things like vehicle weight, location, and taxes determine your final amount.
For vehicle and vessel fees, please visit Washington State Dept. Of Licensing to calculate tab fees.
The exact amount of your vehicle title and registration fees depend of several factors:
For the current Washington State Dept. of Licensing fee schedule, please visit dol.wa.gov.
If you are a resident to Washington or have purchased a vehicle, you must present the following documents to a license agency in order to obtain Washington plates, registration, and title:
Some transfers may require additional documents and possibly a current emission test. If you have additional questions just give us a call or come in the office and let us help you.
Washington titled vehicles must be registered to the new owner within fifteen (15) days after purchase date to avoid penalty fees. The penalty can reach as high as $125 depending on how late the transfer occurs. DO NOT WAIT to transfer the vehicle.
Welcome to Washington State. To transfer your vehicle, you must present the following documents to a license agency in order to obtain Washington plates, registration, and apply for title:
You can transfer your vehicle license plates to another vehicle if the new vehicle is:
Reporting protects you from being held liable for towing charges or civil and criminal liabilities incurred by the new owner.
For information about sellers reports and how it protects you, please visit the Washington State Department of Licensing information page.
When selling a vehicle, it is important to remove license plates for the vehicle. Removing your license plates encourages the new owner to transfer ownership. Leaving the plates increases your risk of impound costs, traffic infractions, Good to Go! tickets, and other liabilities.
Yes, provided they have all the necessary information. This includes:
If the vehicles are "property of a like kind", then yes. Contact the licensing office for more information and to acquire a Bill of Trade.
For more information regarding vehicle/vessel licensing:
March 12, 2024.
February 23, 2024.
The ballots have to be returned by 8 p.m. March 12, 2024 in a drop box or postmarked by March 12, 2024.
The race for the President of the United States. No other items are included on this ballot. Sample ballots are available upon request or on our website.
The major political parties require voters to mark a party box in order for your ballot to count.
No. Your ballot will not count.
No. If you mark out words on the oath it could result in your ballot not being counted.
No. Vote for only one candidate on the entire ballot. Only select a candidate from the party you selected on your envelope or your ballot will not count.
A vote for uncommitted delegates allows uncommitted delegates who represent Washington to decide during their national convention.
No. Only mark one choice on the entire ballot.
If you live in Klickitat County and are on active status, you could be eligible to receive a ballot. If your answer is yes, one of the election department staff can research this for you.
The pink envelope is optional, you ballot will still be counted.
If you still have the ballot envelope, you can draw a line through your signature and allow the correct family member to sign and use their envelope. If you have already turned the ballot in, speak to our elections department for assistance.
Voters can register to vote by mail or online up until March 4, 2024. Voters can register to vote in person up until 8 p.m. on March 12, 2024.
Voters can update their address within the county by phone, mail, or online up until March 4, 2024. Voters who are transferring from one county to another can update their address by mail or online up until March 4, 2024. Voters can update or transfer in person up until 8 p.m. on March 12, 2024.
Current election information can be located on the Klickitat County Auditor's Office Elections / Voter's website.
Unofficial results will be available on our website shortly after 8 p.m. on March 12, 2024. The results link will be under the Current Election tab.
The election will be certified on March 22, 2024. The final results will be posted on that day.
Each voter has a single active record in the statewide voter registration database (VoteWA).
All 29 County Election Offices and the Secretary of State’s Office participate in maintaining the database. The counties and the state work in conjunction with each other to identify potential duplicate voters, deceased voters, voters who have moved from one county to another or out of state and voters currently under the confinement of the Department of Corrections.
Constantly! Information used to maintain the database includes address forwarding information from the United States Postal Service, the Social Security Administration, Washington State Department of Health, local obituaries, Electronic Registration Information Center “ERIC” reports, The Washington State Department of Corrections and of course voters themselves. Many times, the reason you receive a replacement or reissued ballot is because an elections official found something in your registration that needed correcting or updating. If this discovery was made during a voting period, the system will automatically generate a new ballot – even if there are no actual changes to the ballot.
When a ballot is received by an Elections Office, the signature is compared to the voter’s registration and the voter’s record is marked as having returned a ballot. If the voter attempts to return an additional ballot, the system rejects the ballot and warns the election official that a ballot has already been returned.
There are two reasons why a voter would get a second ballot. Either you, the voter, requested one or something in your voter registration changed. The change may have been something as simple as changing Hwy 142 to Highway 142. Standardizing addresses in the system increases the likelihood that registrations that are questionable for one reason or another are discovered and validated or corrected.
Ballots are mailed no less than 18 days before the election. The ballot and mailing labels are created three to four weeks prior to that mailing to allow the vendor sufficient time to get ballots printed, assembled and mailed to every registered voter within that 18-day window. That is a large window of time (approximately 45 days) that voters have to make changes to their names or addresses. When a change is made in the system, whether by the voter themselves, the State or a County Auditor’s Office, the voter registration system automatically generates an updated ballot – even if there are no actual changes to the ballot.
Voters can update their registration information online or by mail up to 8 days prior to an election. They can update their registration in person up until 8 p.m. on election day.
No. Your registration information will not be updated in the system until after the election has been certified.
A replacement ballot is issued because either your name changed, you have a new mailing address or you requested a replacement. The replacement ballot is the same ballot style and precinct and contains the same races and measures. The replacement ballot contains an explanation as to why you are receiving the new ballot and includes our contact information for any questions you may have.
Ballots are reissued when your residential address has changed after ballots were mailed. “Mailed” in this case means when the mailing labels were created. In many cases, this change in residential address has changed your precinct. The reissued ballot is the correct ballot for your address. The change in precinct, may or may not change the races and measures on the ballot. The reissued ballot contains an explanation as to why you are receiving the new ballot and includes our contact information for any questions you may have.
The first ballot is “suspended” in the system and the second ballot becomes the official ballot.
If only the original ballot is returned, the original ballot is reinstated and the replacement/reissued ballot is suspended and the applicable races and measures from the first ballot are then tabulated. In any event, the voter is credited for voting, and only one ballot is counted per registered voter.
Only the corrected (replacement or reissued) ballot is counted.
Yes, mistakes happen. But mistakes don’t mean fraud. This is where we rely on the voter to let us know if they’ve received a ballot in error. We value the integrity of the election process and will happily and willingly investigate any concerns
The voter registration system, the ballot “build” system, and the ballot tabulation systems are separate, independent systems. Ballots are serialized and no one serial number can be counted twice. Additionally, the tabulation system knows the range of serial numbers printed and will not tabulate serial numbers outside that range. You cannot have more ballots tabulated than registered voters and you can’t have more ballots tabulated than voters credited for having returned their ballot. County Auditors must account for every ballot received. This reconciliation must be presented to the County Canvassing Board when the election is certified and made available to the public. If there is a discrepancy, the County Auditor must provide an explanation. County election procedures are reviewed by the Secretary of State and the Auditor or County Canvassing Board must take corrective action for any problems uncovered during the review. The Secretary of State must verify that corrective action was taken.
Contact our office by phone: 509-773-4001 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The voting process in Washington State is complex and there is a lot that goes into it. That is why we invite and encourage people to come in and observe the process at any stage. We are always willing to answer questions and explain the process. The Secretary of State’s website also contains a wealth of information about voting in Washington. For more information check out https://ericstates.org/; https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections#voters; http://klickitatcounty.org/1136/ElectionsVoter-Registration; call or stop by and visit. We could talk elections all day!
- Permit Application - A complete and legible application is required. Providing detailed, legible information when submitting your application will streamline the process.
- Vicinity Sketch - Draw a map of how to get to your property. Include any notes about gates/gate codes/big dogs, etc in the "Notes" section.
- Site Plan - It will need to include the 10 items listed, if applicable and be as complete as possible.
- Structural Plans - 2 sets of drawings of the project, including foundation plan, floor plan and cross section. Truss layout and specification sheets.
If your project includes some electrical wiring or rewiring, you will need to contact the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries:
Department of Labor and Industries
312 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 120
Vancouver, WA 98684-3508
Applications will be routed to other departments within Klickitat County for approval. They are as follows:
Any permits required by other departments would need to be obtained from the respective department.
Processing times can vary depending on the scope of the project, approvals from other departments, and current work loads. Please contact the Building Department for an estimated time frame for processing when you submit your application.
The fee is based on the work being done. Please contact our office for an estimated amount for your project. Exact fees are calculated during the review of the plans for each project. Fees for other departments will need to be paid directly to that department.
The type of inspections will vary depending on your specific project. An inspection card, listing the required inspections, will be provided at the time of permit issuance.
If your project involves footings/foundation, an inspection is required of the rebar in place, BEFORE concrete is poured.
If your project involves lines buried in trenches, as inspection is required prior to back filling the trench.
Alterations/additions to a Manufactured Home may or may not require permits from Department of Labor and Industries. You may contact them for requirements:
312 SE Stonemill Drive
Phone: 360-896-2372 or 800-647-0982
If you are attaching anything to the outside of the manufactured home, it would require permitting from both Klickitat County Building Department and L&I.
You can mail a check or money order to: Klickitat County Clerk 205 S Columbus Ave Rm 204 Goldendale, WA 98620
You can come in, in person and pay by credit card or debit card
Customers can use debit/credit cards for payment of copy fees.
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Passport photos can be obtained out of town at most Fred Meyer, Walgreens or Costco stores as well.
Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, closed from noon to 1pm for the lunch hour.
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After hour support is available for urgent support by calling the IT and Budget Director at (509) 773-2331. If not answered, leave a detailed voice message including a call back phone number and brief description of your issue. The Director will receive a text and email translation of your message and will return your call as soon as possible.
The Courthouse has signed ADA accessible parking with ramps for easy access to the inside. The building does have ADA building entrance power assist openers or closers which are low force units for accessibility as well as the elevator is equipped with hand rails. ADA accommodations can be made for jury persons in the court room as needed.
Protection orders where domestic relationship is involved or there are children in common, should begin in the County Clerk’s Office.
To ask the court to lift a no contact order that originated in a felony criminal file, a Superior Court Criminal Motion Form is required.
To ask the court to lift a non-criminal no contact order you will need to file a Superior Court Civil Motion Form and Note for Civil Motion Docket Form.