Costs to register my vehicle or vessel

The purchaser of the vehicle pays registration and licensing fees. The fees vary based on the type of vehicle being registered (car, truck, tractor, boat, etc).

Sales Tax
Sales tax is paid when a vehicle is purchased either from a dealership or a private party. The tax rate used is the same as the rate at the address where the vehicle is registered, unless purchased from a dealer. If purchased from a dealer the tax rate is based on the dealer address.

  • Sales Tax (due whenever a title is transferred to a new owner) for the City of Yakima is 8.2%.  All other areas of Yakima County is 7.9%.
  • All motor vehicle sales and leases have a .003% higher tax rate.
Payment Types
Cash, checks, money orders or credit/debit cards are accepted for payment of licensing fees and taxes.