How many days do I have to transfer my vehicle?

When acquiring a vehicle through purchase or gift, Washington State law requires transferring ownership into your name within 15 days to avoid penalties. The fee is $50 on the 16th day, or $2 per day up to $125 thereafter. Private out-of-state sales require handling the transfer yourself. In-state dealer purchases arrange the transfer as part of the transaction.

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