RV & Motorhome Registration in Washington
Registering a recreational vehicle (RV) or motor home in Washington is essentially the same as registering a car. New residents have 30 days to register their RV with the Department of Licensing. To do this, you'll need to go in person to a DOL Vehicle Licensing Office.
If you purchased an RV from a dealer, they will take care of the paperwork for you. If you purchased your new RV from a private party or received it as a gift, you only have 15 days to transfer the vehicle into your name and meet all the requirements.
RV and motor home registration fees are:
In addition, there may be:
- $5 subagent fee
- Inspection fees
- Regional Transportation Authority tax (King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties)
- Some cities also require a local benefit district fee
Every 2 years, these counties require emissions testing:
To register your RV or motor home in Washington, you will need the following:
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- Manufacturer's Statement or Certificate of Origin, if the RV is new
- Current title and registration for a used RV or motor home
- Photocopy or fax of the title from your bank if the vehicle is under a lien
- Proof of sales tax
- Emissions certificate, if required
- Proper identification
- Odometer disclosure statement if the motor home is less than 10 years old
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