Chelan County Auditor

Vehicle Licensing

The Auditor's Office has contracted with the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) to provide counter access to DOL transactions. Many topics listed here are linked to the DOL site, where the explanations are particularly thorough. In addition to licensing services, this department is also responsible for recording real estate documents and issuing marriage licenses. The same vehicle services are available at private licensing subagent offices located throughout Chelan County. 

** Please note: Driver Licensing services are not provided at this office.

The Recording & Licensing Department is located on the street level of the main courthouse, just across from the Treasurer.

  1. Photo ID is required for most transactions
  2. Plate #, VIN, or a vessel ‘WN’ number are required to access your record.

Payment can be made in the form of cash, check, and debit/credit cards. All card transactions are processed through a vendor who will charge you a processing fee for card verification.

Our busiest days are Monday and Friday. Phone and walk-in customers experience a longer wait for service on those days, particularly during the summer months. Subagent Offices generally have shorter waits than the courthouse.

We are open through lunch, though we are minimally staffed as we rotate through our lunches from 11:00-2:30.

Posted: 12/11/2014 10:39 AM
Last Updated: 01/05/2023 09:19 AM

Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 15
    May 2024
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Assessor's Office Community Meeting: Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee

    Posted by: Chelan County Assessor

    Chelan County Assessor Wes Cornelius invites property owners and all interested parties to attend one of four community meetings scheduled this spring throughout the county.

    Chelan County Fire District 3 station
  • 13
    May 2024
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Final day to withdraw from the ballot

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Final day to withdraw from the ballot

  • 10
    May 2024
    05:00 PM - 05:30 PM

    Lot Drawing for Candidates

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Lot drawing for candidates placement on the ballot.

    Chelan County Elections Office
  • 08
    May 2024
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chelan County Civil Service Commission

    Posted by: Human Resources

    The Chelan County Civil Service Commission will be meeting on May 8, 2024.

    Chelan County Commissioners Office, ES Conference Room.
  • 06
    May 2024
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Elections: Candidate Filing Week

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Candidate filing week.