Why should I submit a report of sale?

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.

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1. How much will it cost to renew my vehicle or vessel tabs?
2. How much does it cost to transfer a vehicle into my name?
3. What documents are needed to transfer my vehicle into my name?
4. How many days do I have to transfer a vehicle I purchased into my name?
5. I have just moved to Washington State, how do I transfer my vehicle?
6. Can I transfer my vehicle plates to a new vehicle?
7. Why should I submit a report of sale?
8. Can someone else renew my tabs for me?
9. Am I able to trade vehicles?
10. What if I have more questions about vehicle/vessel licensing?