Courthouse Logo
Department header image
Motor Vehicle Licensing
1116 West Broadway Avenue
PO Box 2351
Spokane, WA 99260
Contact Us
Skip Navigation Links
Print this page 
Email this page to a friend 

Motor Vehicle License

Now located on the 1st floor of the County Courthouse!

On-Line License Tab Renewals

The Auditor’s Office has been appointed by the Governor’s Office as an agent of the Washington State Department of Licensing. This responsibility encompasses:

  • Sale of motor vehicle and vessel licenses
  • Collection of license fees
  • Transfer of vehicles and vessels from one owner to another
  • Title changes to add or delete a legal owner other than the registered owner
  • Collection of load fees on trucks
  • Other transactions involving motor vehicles and vessels

The Auditor is also an agent for the Department of Revenue and collects sales taxes on transfers of such vehicles made between individuals.

For your convenience you may be able to renew your vehicle and vessel tabs online, using your Master Charge or Visa credit or debit cards. For additional information, go to the Washington State Department of Licensing website.

Frequently Asked Questions about vehicle registrations are available on the Washington State Department of Licensing website.

Fee Changes

Due to a new state law, the County Auditor's Office will collect the same total fee as the Subagent offices.  The fee change applies to all methods of payment, including walk-in, internet and mail.   The new fee collected at only the County office will fund the construction or purchase of state ferry vessels.

A $5 fee will be charged for vehicle registrations and renewals for registrations due on or after January 1, 2015.  Transactions subject to this fee include but are not limited to registration, tab renewal, temporary off-road permits, trip permits and snowmobile registrations.

A $12 fee will be charged for vehicle title transactions processed on or after January 1, 2015.  Transactions subject to this fee include but are not limited to vehicle electronic title fee, lien holder change, title transfer and name change.

Plate Replaced Upon Ownership Change

Beginning January 1, 2015 the requirement to replace plates every seven (7) years is eliminated.  Instead, when the ownership of a vehicle changes, a new 12-month registration period will begin and new license plates will be issued.

The new license plate and registration period will not apply to the following vehicle transactions:

  • Adding or removing a lienholder
  • Transferring the vehicle from one spouse or registered domestic partner to another
  • Removing a deceased spouse or registered domestic partner
  • Transferring a vehicle gifted to or inherited by one or more members of the registered owner's immediate family
  • Transferring a vehicle into or out of a trust in which the registered owner or one or more immediate family members of the registered owner is the beneficiary
  • A transfer where the leaseholder buys out the lease
  • When a person changes his or her name

For additional information, go to the Washington State Department of Licensing website.

Location

  • Spokane County Auto License Office
    1116 W Broadway Avenue
    PO Box 2351 (mailing address)
    Spokane, WA 99210
    Phone Number: (509) 477-2222
    Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Saturday CLOSED
  • Downtown Auto Licensing
    613 S Washington Suite 202
    Spokane, WA 99204
    Phone Number: (509) 455-8320
    Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Saturday CLOSED
  • Spokane Valley Auto License
    9405 E Sprague Avenue
    Spokane, WA 99206
    Phone Number: (509) 928-7981
    Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • North Spokane Auto Licensing
    10208 N. Division, Suite 109
    Spokane, WA 99208
    Phone Number: (509) 464-2294
    Fax Number: (509) 464-0230
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • South Hill Auto Licensing
    2727 S Mount Vernon, Ste 3B
       (Lincoln Heights Shopping Center)
    Spokane, WA 99223
    Phone Number: (509) 534-6022
    Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Deer Park Licensing Agency
    222 W Crawford
    Deer Park, WA 99006
    Phone Number: (509) 276-2177
    Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Airway Auto Licensing
    13126 W Sunset Highway
    PO Box 1659 (mailing address)
    Airway Heights, WA 99001
    Phone Number: (509) 244-1763
    Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday CLOSED
  • Division St Auto Licensing
    6212 N Division St
    Spokane, WA 99208
    Phone Number: (509) 484-7417
    Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday CLOSED
  • Auto Licensing Plus
    328 N Sullivan Suite 7
    Spokane, WA 99037
    Phone Number: (509) 927-4177
    Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Market St Auto Licensing, Inc.
    4011 N Market St
    Spokane, WA 99207
    Phone Number: (509) 290-5527
    Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

Back
to
Top