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RCW 46.09.495

Failure to title or register an off-road vehicle—Penalty, circumstances when.

(1) It is a gross misdemeanor, punishable as provided under chapter 9A.20 RCW, for a resident, as identified in RCW 46.16A.140, to knowingly fail to apply for a Washington state certificate of title for, or to knowingly fail to register, an off-road vehicle within fifteen days of receiving or refusing a notice issued by the department under RCW 46.93.210.
(2) Excise taxes owed and fines assessed must be deposited in the manner provided under RCW 46.16A.030(6).
NOTES:
FindingIntent2017 c 218: "The legislature finds that many residents of Washington enjoy recreational opportunities for off-road vehicle and snowmobile use afforded by the natural beauty of the state and do so in compliance with vehicle titling and registration laws and other laws that govern off-road vehicle and snowmobile use. At the same time, the legislature recognizes that the current law and corresponding enforcement regime may not be robust enough to ensure full compliance with legal registration requirements and a level playing field for all users. It is therefore the intent of the legislature to modify the statutory framework governing penalties for off-road vehicle and snowmobile registration violations and to add requirements to the department of licensing in order to improve registration compliance." [ 2017 c 218 § 1.]
Effective date2017 c 218: "This act takes effect August 1, 2017." [ 2017 c 218 § 6.]
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