You must have a motor vehicle scrap processor license if your business maintains a hydraulic baler and shears or shredder to recycle salvage from wrecked titled or registered vehicles. Each business location must be registered separately.
If you buy and sell nonferrous metal, commercial metal, or private metal property, you’ll also need a scrap metal recycler license.
You can find guidance regarding zoning requirements in these publications from the Department of Ecology:
Mail all your completed application material 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 Salvage Processor/Motor Vehicle Wrecker Checklist and Salvage Processor/Motor Vehicle Wrecker Flow Chart to make sure you’ve included everything in your application.