Licensing


Car owners should be aware of the auditor's capacity as an agent of the Washington State Department of Licensing. This responsibility not only encompasses sale of motor vehicle licenses and collection of license fees and excise tax, but also the transfer of vehicles 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 and other transactions involving motor vehicles. The auditor is also an agent for the Department of Revenue and collects sales taxes on transfers of such vehicles made between individuals. In addition, the auditor is responsible for water craft titling and registration and issues marriage licenses and various miscellaneous business licenses. Dog licenses are handled by the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society or, for the City of Waterville, at the Waterville Town Hall.