Auto license office closed by Auditor; report filed with Vancouver Police
Vancouver, WA - The contract between the Vehicle Licensing Sub-Agent operating the Vancouver Market Center Auto License, (5000 4th Plain Boulevard, Vancouver) and the Clark County Auditor, as Agent for the Washington Department of Licensing, has been terminated and the office closed.
Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey said his staff conducted an extensive review and found that approximately twenty one thousand dollars ($21,000.00) had not been properly accounted for and that other terms of the contract had also not been complied with. Information related to this has been provided to the Vancouver Police Department, he said.
Licensing activity in process when Vancouver Market Center was closed is being completed at the Clark County Auto Licensing Office (1408 Franklin Street, Vancouver; (360) 397-2288). If anyone has questions about specific transactions they should contact that office.
“While this is an unfortunate incident, our procedures and controls proved very effective in detecting the problems. As a result we made a timely report to law enforcement and will continue our effort to protect public funds. If it is determined that a loss of public funds occurred, recovery will be actively pursued,” Kimsey said.
In Washington, vehicle licensing sub-agents contract with the county governments where they are located to provide vehicle and boat licensing services on behalf of the county and the state Department of Licensing. They are supported by service fees paid by customers processing transactions at their locations.
In addition to the Clark County Auto Licensing Department, nine licensing sub-agent offices continue to serve customers in Clark County:
Battle Ground Auto License 301 W. Main Street #101 Battle Ground; (360) 687-5115
Camas Auto License 3316 NE 3rd Avenue, Camas; (360) 835-2977
Cascade Park Auto License Services 1301 NE 136th Avenue, Vancouver; (360) 892-1877
Eastside Auto License 2011 SE 192nd Ave., Ste. 103, Camas; (360) 833-1717
Hazel Dell Auto License 7904 N.E. 6th Avenue, Suite B, Vancouver; (360) 574-0086
Heights Auto License 221 NE 104th Ave., Ste. 104, Vancouver; (360) 695-2122
Orchards Auto License 11110 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. Vancouver; (360) 254-6226
Ridgefield Junction Auto License 2 South 56th Place, Suite 103, Ridgefield; (360) 887-2345
Salmon Creek Hwy 99 Auto License 13009 NE Highway 99, Vancouver; (360) 573-6226
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