What form do I need to file with the state when I sell my car?
A vehicle titled in Washington must be reported as sold within five days of the date of sale. If you are the legal owner of the vehicle who transferred ownership, it is in your interest to report the sale to the state in order to protect yourself from certain criminal and civil liabilities. A copy of the Seller’s Report of Sale form can be found on the Washington State Department of Licensing website.
If you have lost the title to the vehicle, the site has a form that can be used to release interest in a vehicle.
The website also lists the documents and steps that must be taken in order to transfer title including:
• an odometer statement
• the seller's release of interest in the title
• a bill of sale for purposes of calculating the use tax