46.12.580  <<  46.12.590 >>   46.12.600

Procedure on installation of new or different motorPenalty.

(1) A person shall apply for a new certificate of title for any motor vehicle registered by its motor number when:
(a) A new or different motor has been installed; and
(b) The most recent certificate of title issued for the motor vehicle has recorded on it the previous motor number.
(2) The application for a new certificate of title required in subsection (1) of this section must:
(a) Be made within five days after installation of the new motor;
(b) Be made by the owner or owner's authorized representative to the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent;
(c) Require the most recent certificate of title to be returned to the department;
(d) Include a statement of the disposition of the former motor; and
(e) Include the fee required under RCW 46.17.100 in addition to any other fee or tax required by law.
(3) A person who possesses a certificate of title that shows the previous motor number for a motor vehicle in which a new or different motor has been installed, after five days following the installation of the new motor, is in violation of this chapter. A violation of this section constitutes a misdemeanor.
[ 2010 c 161 § 307; 2002 c 352 § 4; 1997 c 241 § 4; 1979 ex.s. c 113 § 1; 1961 c 12 § 46.12.080. Prior: 1959 c 166 § 5; prior: 1951 c 269 § 3; 1947 c 164 § 3(c); 1939 c 182 § 1(c); 1937 c 188 § 5(c); Rem. Supp. 1947 § 6312-5(c). Formerly RCW 46.12.080.]


Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.
Effective dates2002 c 352: See note following RCW 46.09.410.
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