Report of Sale



When you sell a vehicle, you are required by law to report the vehicle sold within 5 days of the sale. A report of sale does not transfer ownership, but may protect you as the seller from civil liability if the buyer does not transfer ownership. You may file the report online or file at a licensing office.


At this time the Department of Licensing does not provide the option to report the sale of a vessel online. You can find the Vessel Report of Sale form online, along with instructions on where to mail it. You are required to report a vessel sold within 5 days of the date of sale.

Helpful Link:

RCW 46.12.650 - Washington's law pertaining to transferring ownership and reports of sale