(1) What is a cab and chassis?
A cab and chassis is an incomplete truck shipped from the manufacturer. The customer chooses the type of bed to be installed.
(2) Will the department issue a certificate of ownership for my cab and chassis?
Yes. However, because the cab and chassis is an incomplete vehicle, when the body or special equipment has been installed you must apply for a new certificate of ownership to reflect the correct series and body type, scale weight and the completed vehicle's new value.
(3) Will the department issue a certificate of registration for my cab and chassis?
Yes, if you intend to use the vehicle on the public highways. The gross weight will be limited to one hundred fifty percent of the scale weight. Gross weight is rounded up to the nearest two thousand pound increment and may not be increased until the certificate of ownership is corrected to reflect the completed vehicle information.
(4) What do I need to provide the department when my cab and chassis has been converted to a complete vehicle and I am applying for a new license and certificate of ownership?
Whether you titled the cab and chassis or waited until the vehicle was completed before titling, you need to provide the department with the following before you use the completed vehicle on the public highways:
(a) Proof of ownership for the cab and chassis;
(b) Proof of ownership for the equipment installed to make it a complete vehicle;
(c) A weight slip from a certified scale;
(d) Proof or payment of sales or use tax on the equipment installed to make a complete vehicle; and
(e) Applicable fees and taxes for any increased value of the completed vehicle.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110
. WSR 01-12-099, § 308-96A-145, filed 6/6/01, effective 7/7/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.16.276
. WSR 99-06-029, § 308-96A-145, filed 2/24/99, effective 3/27/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.16.135
. WSR 86-10-040 (Order TL/RG 24), § 308-96A-145, filed 5/5/86; Order MV-328, § 308-96A-145, filed 7/24/75.]