Chelan County Auditor

Special Topics in Titling

Inheriting a Vehicle

When inheriting a vehicle, use this chart to determine the documentation required for transferring the title:

Action taken with assets Documents needed for new title application
Legal Action (administered probated, court ordered) Certified letter of testamentary, Or Letter of administration Or Certificate of County Clerk TD420-041
"Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship" appears on the vehicle record and title Certified copy of DEATH CERTIFICATE
Community Property Agreement Certified copy of DEATH CERTIFICATE, and Copy of community property agreement
Estate not administered Certified copy of DEATH CERTIFICATE, and Affidavit of Inheritance (release of interest if required) Or Affidavit of Succession (optional) if the estate is under $60,000


Gifting a Vehicle

Vehicles are eligible for gifting as long as the current owner did not receive the vehicle in the same manner. When signing the title over, enter the word 'gift' as the sales price.

Sales tax on the retail value of the vehicle may be due on the transaction. If the person gifting the vehicle is from a state or province that collects sales tax and if they have owned the vehicle 7 or more years, then tax is not due when both are sufficiently documented. Use tax will be collected, however, when the vehicle is coming from a state or province that does not charge sales or use tax

Adding or Deleting a Registered Owner

Wheeled All-Terrain Vehicles (WATV)

Mobile Homes

The DOL website has detailed information for many other topics in titling.

Posted: 12/15/2014 01:44 PM
Last Updated: 11/20/2018 05:00 PM

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Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 21
    Dec 2022
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - December 21, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 21
    Dec 2022
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chelan County Civil Service Commission

    Posted by: Human Resources

    The Chelan County Civil Service Commission will be meeting on Dec. 21.

    Chelan County Commissioners Office, meeting room No. 1
  • 14
    Dec 2022
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - December 14, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 12
    Dec 2022
    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    The Board of Law Library Trustees - Special Meeting

    Posted by: Superior Court

    Chelan County Law Library Special Meeting

    Law & Justice Building in an assigned courtroom of Superior Court
  • 10
    Dec 2022
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    December Parenting Class - English Only

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Chelan County Administration Building - Enter building from Douglas Street