2022 Revised Code of Washington
Title 46 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 46.16A - Registration.
46.16A.428 - Intermittent-use trailers—Permanent registration—Penalty—License plates—Definition—Rules.

RCW 46.16A.428

Intermittent-use trailers—Permanent registration—Penalty—License plates—Definition—Rules.

(1) A trailer in good working order that has a scale weight of two thousand pounds or less and is used only for participation in club activities, exhibitions, tours, and parades, and for occasional pleasure use, is considered an intermittent-use trailer and may be issued a permanent registration. To be eligible to receive a permanent registration, the registered owner of the intermittent-use trailer must:

(a) Apply for a permanent registration with the department, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director; and

(b) Pay the fee required under RCW 46.17.345.

(2) A trailer with a permanent registration under this section is exempt from annual registration renewal under RCW 46.16A.110.

(3) The permanent registration under this section expires when the trailer changes ownership, is permanently removed from the state, or is otherwise disposed of.

(4) A person in violation of this section is subject to a traffic infraction with a maximum fine of one hundred fifty dollars including all other applicable assessments and fees.

(5) An intermittent-use trailer:

(a) Must display a standard license plate;

(b) Is not eligible for personalization; and

(c) May not display a special license plate.

(6) In lieu of displaying a standard issue license plate required in subsection (5)(a) of this section, a person applying for a permanent registration under this section may apply to the department to display a license plate that was issued by the department the year that the intermittent-use trailer was manufactured.

(7) For purposes of this section, "occasional pleasure use" means use that is not general or daily, but seasonal or sporadic and not more than once per week on average. "Occasional pleasure use" does not mean (a) being held for rent to the public or (b) use for commercial or business purposes.

(8) The department may adopt rules to implement this section.

[ 2015 c 200 § 1.]


Effective date—2015 c 200: "This act takes effect January 1, 2017." [ 2015 c 200 § 5.]

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