Our Mission



  • To promote subagents providing licensing services;

  • To develop and maintain good working relations with our partners:  the Department of Licensing, the County Auditors and the Licensing Supervisors;

  • To educate the legislators about our vital functions serving the citizens of Washington

    and the benefits to the state having private business provide these services; and

  • To insist on the highest principles of business practice in our Code of Ethics.


September 21, 2017

RE:WAVS Legislative Session Recap, Preview, and Membership Survey

Hello Fellow Subagents,

During the 2017 session, WAVS initially sought a fee increase bill that would raise title fees to $18.00 and non-title fees to $9.00. Although we found a House sponsor, it quickly became clear the bill did not have the support to move forward. The Board debated options such as continuing to push a bill we knew wouldn’t pass, asking for a smaller increase, and a new concept of collecting both a title and non-title fee on a transfer with license, as the Auditors do. Although this would not be a perfect solution for all transactions, it would affect an average of 35% of transactions and provide some much-needed relief. Throughout the session, we worked hard to build support for this bill. In the end, it was not unwillingness of individual legislators but the overall view of Democratic House and Republican Senate Leadership that prevented our bill from moving forward.


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