Vehicle / Vessel Licensing

The Island County Auditor Licensing Office will be closed on Friday, May 26, 2023.  You can visit our Freeland or Oak Harbor offices if you need immediate assistance, or visit us on Tuesday, May 30th.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Island County Auditor's Office will process vehicle / vessel titles from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. If these hours are not workable, vehicle / vessel titles can be done at Oak Harbor Motors 8:30 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday or at Island Insurance in Freeland, 9 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday and 9 am to noon Saturday.

You may renew your registration online or go to your local vehicle/vessel licensing office in Oak Harbor, Freeland or Camano Island to ensure timely renewal. We urge you not to delay your vehicle or vessel renewal.

The Island County Auditor's Office is responsible for providing vehicle and vessel license services. We also have three subagencies appointed to provide all vehicle and vessel licensing services. 

Please note:  vehicle and vessel owners applying for a new title will need to allow six to eight weeks from the date the application was processed to receive the new Certificate of Title in the mail.

Quick Titles

The Island County Auditor's Office will issue Quick Titles from 9 am to noon, Monday through Friday. If these hours are not workable, Quick Titles can also be done at Snohomish County. There is an additional $50 added to the normal titling fees collected.

Subagent Locations & Hours

Oak Harbor Motors
75 SE. Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor
Phone: 360-675-8000
8:30 am to 4:30 pm (open during lunch) Monday through Friday

Island Insurance Associates
1504 State Highway 525, Freeland
Phone: 360-331-1626
9 am to 4:30 pm (open during lunch) Tuesday through Friday, and 9 am to 1 pm. Saturdays

Camano Island Licensing
811 N Sunrise Boulevard, Camano Island (located within Camano Properties)
Phone: 360-387-4700
9 am to 5 pm (closed for lunch 12:30-1:30) Monday through Friday, and 8 am to noon Saturdays

Renewing vehicle tabs and changing your address over the Internet is:

  • Convenient
  • Easy
  • Secure

Seller's Report of Sale

Seller reports of sale may be brought into any licensing agent and processed for a $13.25 fee. The vehicle record will be coded with a report of sale flag immediately. Vehicle reports of sale may still be mailed to Olympia at no fee, but the record will not be flagged as sold for approximately one to two weeks. Vehicle reports of sale may also be processed online.

Washington State Patrol Vehicle Inspections

360-658-2588, ext. 13137
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Tuesdays (1st and 3rd only)
10 am to 4:30 pm
BellinghamThursday8 am to 3:30 pm

How to Schedule a VIN Inspection

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