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Crime & Safety · Report License Fraud

The State of Washington relies on businesses and citizens to voluntarily pay their fair share of taxes to fund state services.

Washington residents are required to register their vehicles within 30 days. A Washington resident may also commit fraud by registering a vehicle out of state in order to avoid paying sales or use tax. If you suspect a violation of either of these laws and would like to report it, please complete and submit the form below.

If you experience a problem with submitting the below form, please send an email directly to and include any license fraud information that you are reporting in the body of your email.

NOTICE -- If you submitted a request on August 9th-present, we regret that your submission may not have been received.

Due to technical difficulties submitting online license fraud reports using the web form, we recommend that you use our alternate method to submit your report via e-mail. For example: You can download, complete, and email the form, or submit the request in the text of your email to Thank you for your patience.

By E-mail: Complete this form: License Fraud Submission Form MS Word logo and email directly to to report any license fraud. You may also submit the request in the text of your email.

Please complete the following information:

Date of Observation:

Object of Complaint: (vehicle, boat, plane, trailer, business, etc.)

Vehicle, Motor Home or Travel Trailer include:

State & License Number:

Make & Model:

Vehicle Color:

Name of Owner:

Location Where Usually Observed - Address and City:
(Complete address including city, required for all
complaints to be followed up)

Length of Time at Location:


For Plane Fraud also include:

Plane ID Number: ("N" number)

Airport Location:

Description of Plane:

For Boat Fraud also include:

Boat Registration Number:

Marina location & slip number:

Description of boat:

For Business Fraud also include:

Name of Business:

Owner of Business:

Time in Operation:



May We Contact You?

(In case we need further information to go forward with an investigation.)

Contact Name:

Daytime Phone:

E-mail Address:


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