If you are a Washington resident and have purchased a brand new vessel from a Washington dealer, the dealer is required to complete the titling and licensing for you. If you have purchased a vessel from an out-of-state dealer, the dealer may complete the titling process for you, but you will want to clarify with the dealer since they are not required to.
Documents and Information required when titling and licensing a brand new vessel:
- MSO or MCO (Manufacturers Statement/Certificate of Origin)
- Bill of Sale/Purchase Order
- Notarized Vessel Title Application
If the dealership did not notarize the title application, you will need to come into the office that has your paperwork in order to complete the transaction.
All registered owners must have an unexpired Washington driver license. Your driver license number must be included on the notarized title application, or you must present your license in person at the time of titling and licensing.
For more information, please visit the Department of Licensing website.