Pierce County Auditor’s Office Subagent Notification Registry 

The Pierce County Auditor has a long tradition of successfully licensing subagents to provide vehicle/vessel services throughout the County. These businesses enhance the community through their commitment, performing as an extension of the Pierce County Auditor’s Office. 

There are strict criteria for authorization through Department of Licensing to open new or fill vacant subagencies. No Pierce County authorization requests are in process at this time. 

Purpose of Registry 

Interested parties are welcome to add contact information in this Pierce County registry so, in the event a new or replacement subagency opportunity arises, they can be notified. Interested parties are responsible for keeping their contact information current.

What is a subagency?

Operating a vehicle/vessel license subagent business is essentially and most importantly a public service business. The vehicle/vessel license subagent business must provide full motor vehicle and vessel licensing services. Members of the public seek a full range of vehicle/vessel licensing services. Examples of processes and functions are: original ownership of vehicle/vessels and issuing duplicates; annual renewals of vehicle/vessel licenses and issuing duplicates; registration of documents; permits, tonnage and specialized registrations (i.e. farm vehicles; snowmobiles); quick titles; calculating, collection, depositing and reporting of associated fees; receiving and controlling all accountable inventory associated with licensing. 

The owner of a vehicle/vessel license subagent business must ensure adequate staff, in terms of numbers and training, to meet the public demands for services. An adequate, secure, office space (including sufficient and convenient public access and parking meeting ADA accessibility requirements) must be provided. The vehicle/vessel license subagent business owner must equip the business with general office equipment (e.g. telephone, printer, fax, scanner, calculators, cash drawers, personal PCs with internet and email, etc.) sufficient to handle the volume of licensing transactions in a professional and safe manner.