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  • Motorcycle Registration in Washington

    To register a motorcycle with the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL), riders must visit a Vehicle Licensing Office. Titling and registration of motorcycles in Washington is handled the same way as car registration.
    WA Motorcycle Registration

    Washington riders must register their motorcycles within 30 days of becoming a resident of the state. The following acts qualify you for Washington residency:

    • Registration to vote
    • Receiving state benefits
    • Application for any Washington license
    • In-state tuition payment

    Failure to register a vehicle in Washington, including a motorcycle, could result in a hefty fine.

    To register your motorcycle, you must have the following when applying at a Vehicle Licensing Office:

    • Manufacturer's Statement or Certificate of Origin, if a new motorcycle
    • Current title and registration, if a used motorcycle
    • Copy of title being held by lienholder, if there is a lien on the motorcycle
    • Proper identification, including your driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement
    • Motorcycle's odometer reading
    • Check or cash for payment of fees and taxes
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