How to get your license: Hulk hauler

Who needs a license?

If you transport or sell wrecked vehicles to wreckers or scrap processors, you must have a hulk hauler license.

License plate requirements

Each vehicle used to conduct business must have a set of hulk hauler license plates.

Zoning requirements

Inspection requirements:

  • Contact the Washington State Patrol (or the local Chief of Police if you are located in a city with more than 5,000 people) for an inspection of your business site before submitting your application. The inspecting official must sign the certification in section G of the Transport/Disposal Addendum found below.

You can find guidance regarding zoning requirements in these publications from the Department of Ecology:

Forms you’ll need from the Department of Revenue

How to apply

Mail all the application materials listed above with a check or money order for the fees (payable to the Department of Revenue) to:

State of Washington
Business Licensing Service
PO Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034

Please let us know, in writing, if you have a change of address so we can reach you with information about your license.

Use our Hulk Hauler Checklist and Hulk Hauler Flow Chart to make sure you’ve included everything in your application.

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