New, faster vehicle and boat title service now available

April 26, 2012

Vehicle and boat owners who find themselves in a situation where they need a title certificate immediately now have a new service option called a Quick Title.

A Quick Title is an official certificate of ownership provided to a vehicle or boat owner across the counter at the time a title transaction is processed. Quick Title services are available in 16 locations around our state.

The key benefit of a Quick Title is speed. A title processed normally can take a month or more to arrive in the mail. In most circumstances, this doesn’t present any problems for vehicle or boat owners. However, sometimes an owner will lose a title and need an immediate replacement to prove ownership or sell the vehicle to someone else.

The fee to get a Quick Title is $50. This is in addition to all other fees and taxes due at the time of the transaction. Quick Titles are not available for vehicles reported to DOL as destroyed or for vehicles classified as not eligible for road use.

People seeking a Quick Title must have all of the necessary title documentation completed and ready for processing at the time of the transaction. This documentation will be carefully reviewed for completeness and accuracy before the transaction is processed.

Vehicle and boat licensing offices currently offering Quick Title services include:

  • Benton County Auditor’s Office in Kennewick
  • Clark County Auditor’s Office in Vancouver
  • Cowlitz County Auditor’s Office in Kelso
  • Franklin County Auditor’s Office in Pasco
  • Jefferson County Auditor’s Office in Port Townsend
  • King County Records and Licensing Services in Seattle
  • Kitsap County Auditor’s Office in Port Orchard
  • Klickitat County Auditor’s Office in Goldendale
  • Lincoln County Auditor’s Office in Davenport
  • Pierce County Auditor’s Office in Tacoma
  • Skagit County Auditor’s Office in Mount Vernon
  • Snohomish County Auditor’s Office in Everett
  • Spokane County Auditor’s Office in Spokane
  • Walla Walla County Auditor’s Office in Walla Walla
  • Whatcom County Auditor’s Office in Bellingham
  • Whitman County Auditor’s Office in Colfax

Quick Title counter service is not available at the Department of Licensing headquarters office in Olympia or at any location in Thurston County. But more counties are expected to begin offering this service in the future.

DOL Job Openings

April 19, 2012

DOL Job Openings

The Washington State Department of Licensing currently has job openings for two Senior Project Managers and one WordPress Specialist / Web Developer.

The Senior Project Manager openings are full-time, permanent positions with monthly salaries ranging between $5,369.00 and $7,040.00.  Both of these jobs are located in Olympia.  The closing date for these two positions is May 18, 2012.  Read more and apply for the Senior Project Manager positions here.

The WordPress Specialist / Web Developer is a non-permanent, on-call position lasting between three and six months.  The hourly salary ranges from $22.94 to $33.21.  This position is also located in Olympia.  The closing date for this opening is April 25, 2012. Read the full job description and apply for this position here.

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