308-56A-060 - Ownership in joint tenancy

308-56A-060. Ownership in joint tenancy

(1) What does joint tenancy with rights of survivorship mean when noted on a certificate of ownership? If owners own a vehicle in joint tenancy with rights of survivorship and one of the named parties dies, ownership vests in the surviving joint owner(s). The department will issue a certificate of ownership in the name of the surviving joint owner(s) upon application supported by a copy of the death certificate.

(2) How is joint tenancy with rights of survivorship shown on the application for certificate of ownership? The application for certificate of ownership must show the name of every owner and include the phrase "Joint tenants with rights of survivorship" spelled out.

(3) How is joint tenancy with rights of survivorship shown on the certificate of ownership? The certificate of ownership will be printed showing the abbreviation "JTWROS" in the brands/comments section.

Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 03-05-081, § 308-56A-060, filed 2/19/03, effective 3/22/03; 99-08-064, § 308-56A-060, filed 4/5/99, effective 5/6/99; Order MV 208, § 308-56A-060, filed 7/31/74.

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