308-96A-210 - Gross weight-Transfer of gross weight license to new owner

308-96A-210. Gross weight-Transfer of gross weight license to new owner

(1) Is a gross weight license transferable to a new owner at the time of transfer of ownership? Only for a gross weight license of fourteen thousand pounds or more. If the seller has signed off the gross weight license, the gross weight license of fourteen thousand pounds or more may be transferred to the new owner at the time of transfer of ownership of the vehicle. The seller also has the option of retaining the gross weight license to transfer to a replacement vehicle as provided in WAC 308-96A-220.

(2)What happens if the gross weight license is neither transferred to the new owner or a replacement vehicle? Any gross weight credit not transferred to the new owner or to a replacement vehicle is forfeit and is not refunded.

(3) What will be the start date of the gross weight license when transferred to the new owner? The new gross weight license start date for fourteen thousand pounds or more is the first day of the registration month in which application for transfer of ownership is made. A gross weight license cannot be purchased for a partial registration month. For example: If the current gross weight license start date was the 24th, the expiration is on the 23rd, and an application for transfer of ownership is made on the 17th, then the effective date of the new gross weight license is the 24th of the current registration month.

(4)What would the new gross weight expiration date be?

If the current declared gross weight is fourteen thousand pounds or more, the gross weight expiration date will remain the same as is currently in effect. You may choose to purchase additional months of gross weight not to exceed the vehicle registration expiration date.

(5) How many months' gross weight fees will I be charged when I apply for transfer of ownership? You will be charged for the number of months from the start date of the new gross weight license to the expiration of the new gross weight license at the rate of the declared gross weight amount. Credit will be given as provided in subsection (6) of this section. You will also be charged for the permit fees as defined in RCW 46.16A.455, when applicable, in addition to all other fees required to license the vehicle.

(6) Will I receive credit for gross weight fees that have already been paid? If the previous owner has provided you with the signed off gross weight license, and the gross weight credit is fifteen dollars or more, you will receive dollar value credit for the number of months from the start date of the new gross weight license to the expiration of the current gross weight license and at the rate of the declared gross weight of the current gross weight license. However, you must surrender the current gross weight license in order to receive credit. If the gross weight license is lost, stolen, or destroyed, you must provide an affidavit of loss and a statement from the seller that the gross weight license has not been, or will not be, transferred to another vehicle. You will not receive credit for the monthly gross weight permit fees as defined in RCW 46.16A.455.

(Amended by WSR 15-10-005, Filed 4/22/2015, effective 5/23/2015)

Statutory Authority: RCW 46.16.010. 06-21-027, § 308-96A-210, filed 10/9/06, effective 11/9/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.070 and 46.16.135. 99-01-133, § 308-96A-210, filed 12/21/98, effective 1/21/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.17.060, 46.01.060, 46.16.070 and 46.16.135. 92-02-100, § 308-96A-210, filed 1/2/92, effective 2/2/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.16.135, 46.16.225, 46.16.490 and 46.01.110. 86-10-040 (Order TL/RG 24), § 308-96A-210, filed 5/5/86; Order MV-328, § 308-96A-210, filed 7/24/75.

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