How to get your license: Auctioneer

Due to facility issues, this licensing program has limited operations. There may be delays in responding to requests. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re working toward resuming all business operations as soon as possible.

How to apply

First review requirements for registration, then mail the following:

  • Auctioneer/Auction Company Registration Application includes:
    • Financial Certification Affidavit, and
    • $5,000 surety bond.
  • Tax registration number – Unified Business Identification (UBI).
  • Fee – Check or money order payable to Department of Licensing.
  • If you hold client funds more than 24 hours, you must have a trust account (see RCW 18.11.230).
  • Mail to:
    Auctioneer Program
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 3856
    Seattle, WA 98124-3856
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