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PDFWAC 308-56A-020

Application for certificate of ownership required.

When is an application for certificate of ownership required? In addition to the requirements set forth in chapter 46.12 and 46.16 RCW an application for certificate of ownership is required when:
(1) There is a change of vehicle ownership on a Washington certificate of ownership due to:
(a) Sale;
(b) Gift-donation;
(c) Inheritance;
(d) Trade;
(e) Addition or deletion of a registered owner;
(f) Proprietorship, partnership or individuals forming a corporation, whether or not the business name is changing;
(g) Proprietorship, partnership or individuals purchasing a corporation which will no longer be operated as a corporation, whether or not the business name is changed;
(h) Court order;
(i) Transferring vehicle to or from a trust;
(j) Repossession; or
(k) Adding/removing a lease on a vehicle.
(2) Applying for registration of a vehicle which has most recently been titled and/or registered in another jurisdiction and only registration is being established in Washington. If the vehicle will remain titled in another jurisdiction, no Washington certificate of ownership will be issued.
(3) There is a name change of the registered owner, whether individual(s) or a business entity.
(4) Adding a lien holder.
(5) The vehicle is assembled, homemade, has had a glider kit installed or is a street rod.
(6) The motorcycle engine has been replaced.
(7) The vehicle identification number needs to be corrected.
(8) The vehicle has been reported as salvage or wrecked by an insurer, owner, or wrecker and new certificate of ownership is requested. Title procedures are in WAC 308-56A-460.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. WSR 04-08-080, § 308-56A-020, filed 4/6/04, effective 5/7/04; WSR 03-05-081, § 308-56A-020, filed 2/19/03, effective 3/22/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110 and 46.12.101. WSR 00-20-065, § 308-56A-020, filed 10/3/00, effective 11/3/00; WSR 98-12-099, § 308-56A-020, filed 6/3/98, effective 7/4/98; Order MV 208, § 308-56A-020, filed 7/31/74.]
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