(1) What ownership documentation from the manufacturer is required to title a new vehicle?
An application for a certificate of ownership for a new vehicle must be accompanied by a manufacturer's statement/certificate of origin (MSO/MCO).
(2) What information needs to be shown on the MSO/MCO?
The MSO/MCO must contain at least the following information:
(a) First conveyance of the vehicle after its manufacture;
(b) The model year;
(d) Model, body style;
(e) Vehicle identification number;
(f) An indication that the vehicle was not manufactured for road use, if applicable; and
(g) Shipping weight or curb weight.
(3) What documentation may be used in lieu of an MSO/MCO?
If the MSO/MCO is not available, the manufacturer's invoice to the dealer may be used. The manufacturer's invoice shall contain all the information required in subsection (2) of this section. If a flooring agent is shown on the invoice, the department requires a release of interest from the flooring agent.
(4) How is a dealer-to-dealer sale recorded on the MSO/MCO before the first retail sale?
A dealer-to-dealer sale is recorded in the assignment area on the MSO/MCO.
In the absence of an available assignment area a dealer to dealer report of sale or similar document may be used as long as a complete chain of ownership is documented from the original dealer named on the MSO/MCO through the retail selling dealer making the application.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 03-05-081, § 308-56A-110, filed 2/19/03, effective 3/22/03; 99-01-014, § 308-56A-110, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99; Order MV 208, § 308-56A-110, filed 7/31/74.]