Auto License Overview
The Clark County Auditor’s Office has been appointed as an agent of the Washington State Department of Licensing. Our office issues titles and registrations for a variety of motorized and non-motorized vehicles and vessels. We also collect taxes on behalf of the Washington State Department of Revenue on the purchase of vehicles and vessels.
Many transactions can now be completed online or you can visit one of the 10 licensing offices in Clark County. The Auditor’s Office and its Subagents DO NOT issue driver licenses. If you need information on driver licensing, please visit the Department of Licensing website.
Tips For Buying a Vehicle
- Buying a vehicle can be a major decision. Take time to read through these helpful tips and prepare yourself for what to expect.
- As of January 1, 2015, Washington State law changed and you no longer have to replace your plates every seven years. The law now states that new plates and registration must be purchased when ownership changes. You may, however, transfer plates from your old vehicle to your new vehicle.