How to get your license: Limousines
Who needs a license?
Anyone who transports passengers on a prearranged contract basis to a destination in these vehicle types:
||Passenger seating behind driver
||4 – 14
- Includes non-standard amenities, and
- Wheelbase is 285 inches or less
|Stretch sports utility vehicle (SUV)
||4 – 14
- Includes non-standard amenities or is altered beyond original manufacturer’s specifications, and
- Wheelbase is 325 inches or less
|Executive 4-door sedan
||3 or less
- Wheelbase is 114.5 inches or more
||3 – 6
- Wheelbase is 116 inches or more
|Executive van or minivan
||7 – 14
- Must be a fine or distinctive automobile, and
- at least 30 years old
Before you apply have these documents ready
- Complete these forms:
- Vehicle inspection report for each limousine. Schedule inspections as soon as possible at:
- Each chauffeur’s driver license – Clear copy, front and back
- Vehicle registration certificates – Copy for each limousine with Use Class of ’F/H’. See sample registration.
- Certificate of liability insurance* showing:
- Policy number
- Name of the insured (business owner name)
- Effective/expiration dates
- Insurance company name – Approved to do business in WA
- $1,050,000 – minimum combined single limit coverage
- Year, make and VIN of each car. VIN must match vehicle registration
- The certificate holder box must say: State of Washington, Dept of Licensing, PO Box 9039, Olympia, WA 98507-9039
- Fee – Check/money order payable to Department of Revenue.
*Your application won’t be processed if the business owner and DBA/trade names are not exactly the same on these 3 documents.
Apply for your license
Mail all documents and fees (check/money order payable to Department of Revenue) to:
State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034
You’ll get your license or denial letter within 3 weeks.
Keep these documents on file
You must have these documents on file at your business location and available for us to review for each chauffeur (including you, if applicable):
- WA driver’s license – Clear copy, front and back.
- Chauffeur training certificate – Signed by us (DOL).
- Test scores – Written and driving sections of the chauffeur training certified by the training provider.
- Criminal background results – From WA State Patrol.
- U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examiner’s Certificate – Less than 90 days old. Examiner must meet U.S. DOT standards.
- Employment driving record – Less than 60 days old. If chauffeur lived in any another state(s) in the last 5 years, have a complete driving record from the other state(s).
- Drug test report – Less than 90 days old. Testing facility must meet U.S. DOT standards.
- Random drug testing report or certificate – To show they participate in a random testing program which is done each year before they renew their license. Testing facility must meet U.S. DOT standards.
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