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Purchase Of A Used Out of State Vehicle

All vehicles and vessels that will be used within the State of Washington must be licensed. Preowned vehicles that have out-of-state plates and documentation must be registered immediately after purchase. The dealer may have already taken care of the licensing for you.  Ask your dealer if this is so.
To apply for a title, you may either:

OR

Mail all of the items listed below to:
Ridgefield Junction Auto License
7509 South 5th Street, Suite 101-A,
Ridgefield, WA 98642.

Some items you will need when you come into the office or mail your documents:

NOTE: To legally operate your vehicle while waiting for any of the above documents, a 3-day permit or a 60-day temporary permit is available. A purchase order, picture identification and all tax and license fees are required for the 60-day temporary permit. 

EMISSIONS:  Please call 1-800-453-4951 or link to the Department of Ecology. Or inquire by calling Ridgefield Junction Auto license with the Washington plate or VIN number.  See “Important Phone Numbers Tab” above for the closest testing location for an emissions test. 

THE CLEAN CAR LAW:  Starting with 2009 models, new vehicles must meet strict clean air standards to be registered, leased, rented, licensed, or sold for use in Washington.  This includes cars, light duty trucks, and passenger vehicles (SUV’s and passenger vans.  New vehicles that do not meet clean car standards cannot be registered, leased, rented, licensed, or sold for use in Washington.  To learn more visit the Department of Ecology website for Washington Clean Car Information.

To legally operate your vehicle while waiting for any of the above documents, a 3-day permit or a 60-day temporary permit is available. A purchase order, picture identification and all tax and license fees are required for the 60-day temporary permit.

 

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