How to get your license: Limousines

Who needs a license?

You do, if you transport passengers on a prearranged contract basis to a specific destination in the following vehicle types:

  • Stretch limousine: Seating capacity: 4–14 passengers in rear seating area, maximum wheelbase: 285 inches.
  • Executive 4-door sedan: Seating capacity behind driver: 3 or less passengers, minimum wheelbase: 114.5 inches.
  • Executive van or minivan: Seating capacity behind driver: 7–14 passengers.
  • Classic car: A fine or distinctive automobile that is 30 years old or older.
  • Executive sport utility vehicle (SUV): Seating capacity behind driver: 3–6 passengers, minimum wheelbase: 116 inches.
  • Stretch SUV: Seating capacity behind driver: 4–14 passengers, maximum wheelbase: 325 inches, that has been factory altered beyond the original manufacturer’s specifications.

Requirements for limousine carriers

When applying for a license, make sure that:

  • The same owner name is on the Business License Application, Vehicle Registration Certificate, and Insurance Certificate.
  • All Vehicle Registration Certificates show a Use Class of “F/H.”
  • The Certificate of Insurance has:
    • Your policy number.
    • Effective and expiration dates.
    • Name of the insurance company.
    • Minimum combined single limit coverage of $1,050,000.
    • Year, make, and complete Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of each car. These must match the vehicle registration certificates.
    • The certificate holder as State of Washington, Department of Licensing, PO Box 9039, Olympia, WA 98507-9039.

Chauffeur certification requirements

You must notify the Department of Licensing that all your chauffeurs are qualified. To notify us:

  1. Complete a Limousine Carrier Chauffeur Addendum (Department of Revenue).
  2. Include a copy of the front and back of each chauffeur’s driver license.
  3. Mail the completed form and copies of driver licenses to:
    Business Licensing Service
    PO Box 9034
    Olympia, WA 98507-9034

How to apply for a license

  1. Complete these forms:
  2. Gather all the following:
  3. Fee – Check or money order payable to: Department of Revenue
  4. Submit to:
    State of Washington
    Business Licensing Service
    PO Box 9034
    Olympia, WA 98507-9034
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