transfer a gross weight license to a replacement vehicle? Yes, the gross
weight license on a truck, tractor, or truck tractor may be transferred to a
qualifies as a replacement vehicle?
A replacement vehicle is a truck,
tractor, or truck tractor that is:
presently unlicensed vehicle belonging to the same owner; or
(b) A vehicle purchased for replacement that
is presently unlicensed or has had its gross weight license retained by its
What is an unlicensed vehicle? For the purposes of this section, a
vehicle is considered unlicensed if the current gross weight license expires
prior to the registration, or if the current gross weight license is not
adequate for the load being carried.
When may I transfer gross weight
license to a replacement vehicle?
You may transfer a gross weight
license from one vehicle to a replacement vehicle when the previously licensed
(a) Sold and the gross weight
credit amount of fifteen dollars or more is retained;
(c) Reclassified so a gross weight license is
no longer required;
in another jurisdiction;
Involuntarily removed from the person's ownership by repossession, sheriff's
sale, court order, chattel lien, landlord lien, self-service storage facility
lien, abandoned vehicle sale;
Removed from service
by the owner.
Gross weight license may also be transferred to a replacement
vehicle at the request of the owner.
What are the restrictions to
transferring gross weight license?
The restrictions to transferring
gross weight license are:
date of the transferred gross weight license may not:
(i) Extend beyond the registration expiration
date of the replacement vehicle;
(ii) Be used to extend the registration
expiration date of the replacement vehicle.
(b) The gross weight license being
transferred may not exceed the replacement vehicle's weight limitations as
(c) The gross weight license being
transferred must be 14,000 pounds or more;
(d) The amount of gross weight credit being
transferred must be fifteen dollars or more;
A transfer of gross weight license for
the purposes of increasing the declared gross weight of the replacement vehicle
must comply with the requirements of WAC
(f) You must surrender the current gross
weight license in order to transfer gross weight license to a replacement
would the new gross weight expiration date be?
The expiration date of the transferred
gross weight license is the same day of the month as the registration
expiration date of the replacement vehicle. For example: If the registration
expiration date of the replacement vehicle is July 15, the transferred gross
weight license will expire on the fifteenth day of the month, depending on how
many months gross weight license was transferred.
You may choose to purchase additional months of gross weight
not to exceed the replacement vehicle registration expiration date.
(b) If the registration of a
replacement vehicle as described in subsection (2)(b) of this section has
expired, new registration and gross weight expiration dates will be
I receive credit for gross weight fees that have already been paid? You
will receive credit for the current and unused portions of the gross weight
license already purchased. Any excess credit will not be refunded or ever used
as a credit.