Sedro-Woolley Licensing, Vehicles, Vessels, Hunting, Fishing and Discover Passes

We are your Vehicle & Vessel licensing superstore.

Providing exceptional service and great hours.

We do not process Driver’s Licenses in our office. Please click here for Driver’s License office locations.

Skip the line with Quick Internet Renewal Pickup!
Please have your ID ready.

Open Monday To Friday

8 AM - 6 PM
8 AM - 5:30 PM for Title Transfers

We stop processing title work 30 minutes before closing.

We are closed Saturdays and all Federal Holidays.

Acceptable forms of payment include:
Cash
Check
Debit Cards ($2.25 fee through VitalChek)
Credit Cards (fees start at $2.25 through VitalChek).

(360) 855 1162 ( tel ) or (360) 855 1582 ( fax )

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Renew your tabs online and pick them up from us!

Make sure to choose Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce when asked to select where you would like to pick up your tabs.

Your tabs are ready the same day, excluding weekends and holidays

If you choose to Pick Up please bring the following with you when you come to our office:

  • Please bring your receipt from your online transaction
  • Photo ID

If you choose Mail Out:

  • Your tabs will be mailed out via USPS within 24 hours, excluding weekends and Holidays
  • Please verify your mailing address before finalizing your transaction.

Services

Vehicle, Vessel & Trailer Tab renewals

Either online or in person, we can help with your renewal needs.

Title Transfers

We can help with all of your Title Transfer needs.
We stop all title transfers at 5:30 pm.

Hunting & Fishing Licenses

For your recreational hunting and fishing needs,
including licenses and tags.

Replacement Titles & Quick Titles

Same day title service available! 
Additional $50 fee on Quick Titles and conditions apply.

Permits

3 Day Trip Permits, Transit Permits, Disabled Parking Permits.

Other Services

We also offer fax and copy services.

Tab Renewals, Registrations & Plates

* Important: We can only accept a check drawn from the account of the registered owner.
* We can only sell tabs to the Registered or Legal Owners of a vehicle. If you are coming in to purchase tabs for a friend, or a vehicle that is not in your name, we will require a signed note from the Registered or Legal owner of the vehicle authorizing you to do so.  The note must include the vehicle information.
* If your address has changed, we will need documentation showing your new address.  Acceptable documents include utility bill, updated drivers license, or lease agreement.

New to Washington? – Vehicle Licensing General Information
  • First, you must get your Washington driver license, then register your vehicle(s). You have 30 days to register your vehicles after moving to Washington.
  • There are separate offices for driver licensing and vehicle licensing. You won’t be able to get your license and register your vehicle at the same place.
  • In order to register your vehicle, we will need your Out-of-State Title.  If you are making payments on your vehicle, we will need a copy of the Out-of-State Title.  To request a copy of the title from your legal owner, you can click this link Title Request for our request form. 
  • Everyone’s situation is different. We may require proof of tax paid on certain vehicles and vessels.  Please call our office or stop in to verify what additional documentation you may need and to receive an estimate for your fees.
Car, Truck & Trailer Tab Renewals

When you come into our office to renew your tabs you will need to have:

  • Either your reminder notice sent to you by the Department of Licensing, your most current registration or your license plate number.  We can try to find your vehicle with just your Drivers License, but it is not guaranteed. 
  • Your picture identification.
Vessel Tab Renewals

When you come into our office to renew your vessel you will need to have:

  • Either your reminder notice sent to you by the Department of Licensing, your most current registration or your WN number.  We can try to find your vessel with your Drivers License, but it is not guaranteed.
  • Your picture identification.

Click here for a link to Boater Resources

Not receiving renewal reminders?

Click below to sign up for email reminders or to check your mailing address.

New Plates

As of January 1st, 2015 you are no longer required to replace license plates every seven years.  Instead, when a vehicle changes ownership, the new owner will need to replace the plates and tabs.

There are exceptions – Plates don’t need to be replaced if:

  • You’re removing a deceased spouse or domestic partner.
  • The vehicle is transferred:
    • Between spouse or domestic partner.
    • By gift or inheritance to the owner’s immediate family.
    • Into or out of a trust in which the registered owner or their immediate family are the beneficiary of the trust.
Lost or Stolen Plates

Standard replacement plates cost $37.25

If your license plates are stolen or one has fallen off, you can come into our office and we can replace them with two new plates. The registered owner will need to bring the following:

  • Picture Identification
  • The License plate or VIN number to the vehicle.

*We will have you sign an affidavit of loss in our office.

Lost or Stolen Tabs/Registration Certificate

Replacement Vehicle tabs cost $13.75 and replacement Vessel tabs cost $14.50

Replacement Registrations cost $14.50 (vehicle/vessel must be currently registered and not expired)

If your license tabs or registration certification have been lost or stolen they can also easily be replaced. The registered owner will need to bring the following:

  • Picture Identification
  • The License plate or VIN number to the vehicle.

*We will have you sign an affidavit of loss in our office.

Specialty and Personalized Plates

Personalize your license plates and/or get plates with the special background design.  Click this link for the application: Specialty and Personalized Plate Application.

There is an additional registration fee for personalized/specialty plates.  It usually runs between $30 and $40 and supports a specific cause.  You can view the different plate backgrounds and what they support at the following website: https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/specialdesign.html

Below are the fees associated with the Special Background and Personalized Plates.

Special Background:

Passenger Vehicle - $77.25
Truck - $76.50
Trailer - $65.25
Motorcycle - $59.25
Keep Kids Safe - $82.25

Personalized Plate:

Passenger Vehicle - $89.25
Truck - $88.50
Trailer - $77.25
Motorcycle - $71.25

Special Background and Personalized:

Passenger Vehicle - $129.25
Truck - $128.5
Trailer - $117.25
Motorcycle - $111.25
Keep Kids Safe - $134.25

*Please note – We cannot process personalized plates in our office. We can only process special background plates.

For personalized plates with or without a special background, you have the option to:

1) Mail it in with a check to the address provided on the application

Special Plate Unit, Department of Licensing

PO Box 9909 Olympia, WA 98507-8500

or

2) Take your application and fees to King County Records and Licensing Services and they are able to process them while you wait.

They are located at :

500 Fourth Ave Ste 401
Seattle, WA 98104-2393
Phone: 206-477-4000

Title Transfers

We do NOT process Mobile Home or Park Model Title Transfers

Title Transfers - Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Trailers, Campers, RVs, ORVs

When you come into our office to transfer a title for a vehicle you will be required to have:

  • You must have your Washington State Drivers License and all owners going on the new title MUST be present.  If you do not have a Washington Drivers License, please call the office to see if you apply for an exception.
  • The vehicle’s original title appropriately signed off by the registered and legal owners. If the Washington Title has been lost, we can accept either an “Affidavit of Loss of Title and Release of Interest” (which requires notarized signatures) or an “Affidavit in Lieu of Title” in which we print and certify right in our office for the seller to give to the buyer.  The Affidavit of Loss and Affidavit in Lieu of Title only work for vehicles currently titled in Washington.  Click this link for the form: Affidavit of Loss and Release of Interest
  • If the vehicle is 10 years old or newer, we will require an Odometer Disclosure.  This form is only available on the title or in the office.
  • The sale price either shown on the title or on an accompanying Bill of Sale or Bill of Gift. Click this link for the form: Vehicle and Vessel Bill of Sale The purchase price must be within $2000 of the Fair Market Value.  We can use the Declaration of Buyer and Seller to ensure you pay tax on what you paid for the vehicle.
  • Vehicles MUST be transferred within 15 days to avoid paying a penalty.  The penalty starts out at $50 on the 16th day, and increases by $2 everyday after that until it maxes out at $125.  After 45 days, it becomes a misdemeanor. 
  • If there are any alterations made to the title, we will require supporting documents.  Please call the office to find out what supporting documents you may need.
  • In most instances, you can choose to pay an additional $50 to receive a Quick Title.
Title Transfers - Snowmobiles

Snowmobiles are not titled in Washington, but do receive a registration.

When you come into our office to transfer ownership for a snowmobile you will be required to have:

  • You must have your Washington State Drivers License and all owners going on the new title MUST be present.  If you do not have a Washington Drivers License, please call the office to see if you apply for an exception.
  • A Bill of Sale signed by all registered owners, including the following information: year, make, model and VIN of the Snowmobile. Click this link for the form Vehicle and Vessel Bill of Sale.
  • Snowmobiles are NOT eligible for a Quick Title.
Title Transfers - Vessels

When you come in to our office to transfer a title of a vessel you will need to have:

  • You must have your Washington State Drivers License and all owners going on the new title MUST be present.  If you do not have a Washington Drivers License, please call the office to see if you apply for an exception.
  • The vessels’s original title appropriately signed off by the registered and legal owners. If the Washington Title has been lost, we can accept either an “Affidavit of Loss of Title and Release of Interest” (which requires notarized signatures) or an “Affidavit in Lieu of Title” in which we print and certify right in our office for the seller to give to the buyer.  The Affidavit of Loss and Affidavit in Lieu of Title only work for vessels currently titled in Washington.
  • You will also need a bill of sale for the vessel.  We will require a separate bill of sale for the vessel and the trailer.
  • Documented Vessels are not titled in Washington, but are registered.  If you are buying a documented vessel, adding documentation to your vessel or removing a vessel from documentation, please contact the office for additional information.
  • In most instances, you can choose to pay an additional $50 to receive a Quick Title.
Replacement Titles
  • Complete an Affidavit of Loss form. Click this link for the form: Affidavit of Loss and Release of Interest
  • Have all of the registered owners sign the form and have it notarized.  If there is a legal owner on the record, we will need a notarized Release of Interest from the legal owner as well.
  • Mail or bring the completed form and fee to Sedro-Woolley Auto Licensing.
  • Your replacement title will be mailed to you within 6-8 weeks.
  • If your mailing address has changed, please include a notarized Title Application. Click this link for the form: Vehicle Title Applicaiton

Vehicle Replacement Title costs $35.50.  Vessel Replacement Title costs $21.75. 

**If you need it sooner, apply for a Quick Title. See below for details.**

Reports of Sale

You need to file a report of sale when you sell, donate or give up ownership of a vehicle (cars, trucks, motorcycles, motorhomes, registered off-road vehicles, travel trailers, boat trailers, etc.)

Filing will protect you from being held liable for towing charges or civil and criminal liabilities incurred by the new owner. The new owner must transfer the ownership into their name.

Reports of Sale are $13.25 and can only be filed online or in an office.  You can access the Report of Sale form at this link Report of Sale Vehicle.

A Vessel Report of Sale must be mailed in to the Department of Licensing.  You can access the form at this link Report of Sale Vessel.  The mailing address is:  Department of Licensing, PO Box 9038, Olympia, WA 98507

Quick Titles

Sedro-Woolley Auto Licensing now offers the Quick Title Service, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Quick Titles are certificates of ownership for vehicles or boats that you receive immediately (vs. 6-8 weeks).

For additional information, please click the Quick Title link below.

Quick Titles

Quick Titles are a certificate of title printed at the time of application.  If you choose to have a quick title issued, you will pay an additional $50 on top of the standard titling fees. 

Processing a Quick Title is allowed as follows:

  • In person and by mail upon approval.  If you need to process a Quick Title through the mail, make sure to call our office to ensure that you send us the proper documents and fees.
  • For Vehicles and Vessels with a Washington Record.
  • For new Vehicles and Vessels with a Manufacturer's Statement of Origin or Certificate of Origin.
  • To Vehicles or Vessels registered in Canada purchased by a Washington resident or dealer.

The following are NOT eligible for Quick Title Services:

  • Vehicles and Vessels with out of state titles.
  • Snowmobiles (Snowmobiles do not have titles).
  • Vehicles and Vessels reported as stolen.
  • Insurance or wrecker destroyed Vehicles and Vessels.
  • Vehicles with a ”WA rebuilt“ brand on the title.

3 Day Trip Permits & Transit Permits

For all available permits, please contact the office.

3-Day Trip Permit

These can be used to drive your vehicle/motorhome or pull your trailer anywhere within the State of Washington for 3 consecutive days. 3-Day Trip Permits are great if you are:

  • Selling a vehicle that has expired tabs and you want potential buyers to drive it.
  • Taking a vehicle with expired tabs to a mechanic.
  • Taking your RV/Motorhome out for a weekender.
  • Pulling your trailer to the dump for your annual garbage run.

There are much more fun uses for 3-Day Trip Permits, the above are of course just a few. The only thing required to bring in order to purchase a 3-Day Trip Permit is your Name, address, and payment.

The cost is $33/per permit.

  • Cash, Personal Check (in name of registered owner) payable to Department of Licensing or DOL, Debit and Credit cards accepted (Debit and Credit fees may apply).

Please note:

  • Each trip permit is valid for 3 consecutive days, beginning with the first day of use
  • You can get a trip permit for:
    Any 1 vehicle up to 3 times in any 30-day period.
    Any 1 recreational vehicle (RV) up to 2 times in a 1-year period. Recreational vehicles include motor homes, travel trailers, camp trailers, and campers.

* You can’t get a trip permit for non-highway and off-road vehicles, including snowmobiles and ORV use class vehicles. The permits are only for vehicles being used on public highways.

Transit Permit

The Transit Permit is good for two days, but only for specific approved uses.   The Transit Permit is valid for the following uses:

  • Take your vehicle to an Emissions Testing Location.
  • Take your vehicle to get a Scale Weight.
  • Take your vehicle to a State Patrol Inspection Station.
  • Instances approved by Olympia.

In order to purchase a Transit Permit, you’ll need to know the specific days that you are going to use the permit, have photo ID, and the Vehicle Identification Number.

Cost is $8.00

Disabled Parking

Temporary and Permanent Disabled Parking Permits

We can renew your Temporary and Permanent permits here! A licensed physician, physician assistant, or registered nurse practitioner must determine if you qualify for disabled parking privileges. Click this link for the application: Disabled Parking Application

A Temporary Disabled Parking Permit is valid for up to 1 year and you will be given 1 parking placard.  For additional  information about the Temporary Parking Permit click the link Temporary Disabled Parking DOL

A Permanent  Disabled Parking Permit is valid for 5 years and you are awarded 2 types of parking privileges.  You can received:

  • 1 Parking Placard
  • 2 Parking Placards
  • 1 Parking Placard and 1 set of plates
  • 1 Parking Placard and 1 set of Disabled Parking Tabs

For more information about the Permanent Disabled Parking Permit click the link Permanent Disabled Parking DOL

Effective July 1, 2015, a prescription or statement from your health care provider will be required with every new and renewal application.

Fishing and Hunting Licenses

Please come in to our office for all of your Hunting and Fishing Licensing needs.  Bring your picture ID + Social Security Number and we’ll get you all set up.

  • Cash and Cards, cards fees start at $2.

 

For detailed information on licenses and fees please follow the link below:
Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife Website

Follow the links below for Fishing and Hunting Regulations:

Washington Sport Fishing Rules (2019-2020)

Washington Sport Fishing Rules (2019-2020)

Recreational Passes

Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce sells the Discover Pass - one of the most popular recreation passes in Washington.  Acceptable forms of payment include Cash and Cards (fees start at $2 for any card).

The Discover Pass offers you access to millions of acres of state recreation lands in Washington, including:

  • More than 100 developed state parks
  • More than 350 primitive recreation sites, including campgrounds and picnic areas
  • Nearly 700 water-access points
  • Nearly 2,000 miles of designated water and land recreation trails
  • More than 80 natural areas
  • More than 30 wildlife areas

 

Annual and one-day passes:

  • Good for one year through the end of month of purchase.
  • Day-use pass  $10 –  Good for the date marked on the pass.

There are two options for purchasing a pass:

  • $30 w/ tab renewal (mailed to your address in 7-10 days)
  • $35 (available immediately)

Click here for additional Discover Pass info

Other Services

You’ve gotta be kidding me? MORE SERVICES???

YES! The Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce also offers the following services to provide “One-Stop Shopping” when you visit us!

  • Fax Services ($1.00)
  • Copy Services (starting at 10 cents)

As well as:

  • Hunting/Fishing License Wallets