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PDFWAC 308-93-350

Erasures and alterations and incorrect information.

(1) Will the department accept an application for certificate of ownership if the certificate of ownership or supporting documents have been altered? The department may refuse to accept any certificate of ownership when ownership or vessel information has been altered. A replacement ownership document may be required.
(2) What does the department require when a certificate of ownership, an application for certificate of ownership or a supporting document has been altered?
(a) The department may require an affidavit explaining any erasure or alteration on the application, certificate of ownership, or any supporting documentation.
(b) The department may require a notarized/certified release of interest when:
(i) A signature or name that has been altered or erased appears on an application; or
(ii) A security interest is named to be shown on the new certificate of ownership and the applicant claims there is no lien; or
(iii) A security interest is shown incorrectly or is altered on the application for certificate of ownership. In lieu of a release of interest, Washington licensed vessel dealers may attach an affidavit explaining the error in the security interest.
(c) If an erasure has been made on a title, a notarized/certified affidavit must be attached. The affidavit must state why and by whom the erasure was made. The one whose name was erased must sign a notarized/certified release of interest.
(d) If a name is erroneously shown on the title as the purchaser, the department may require a statement from the seller or owner (of record) that the sale was not completed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.02.070 and 88.02.100. WSR 01-08-021, § 308-93-350, filed 3/27/01, effective 4/27/01; WSR 98-16-030, § 308-93-350, filed 7/29/98, effective 8/29/98; WSR 84-13-086 (Order TL-RG-2), § 308-93-350, filed 6/21/84. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 7 § 20 and 1983 2nd ex.s. c 3 § 46. WSR 83-23-076 (Order 736-DOL), § 308-93-350, filed 11/18/83.]
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