The Real Estate Authority (REA) regulates New Zealand’s real estate industry, promotes and protects the interests of consumers, and increases professionalism and public confidence in the real estate sector. On January 2, 2020, the state of Washington ended its requirement for vehicle emissions inspections prior to registration and/or renewal. The clean air program begun in 1982 had a projected end date of 2020—as the state has confirmed a significant improvement in air quality, the program is no longer needed.
The annual registration filing fee is $400. The fee for filing a material change amendment is $200, but such amendments are effective only through the remainder of the effective period for the registration they amend. Payment can be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) or electronic check.