How to get your license: Vehicle manufacturers

Businesses must have a license to:

  • Manufacture or assemble new vehicles.
  • Remanufacture used vehicles for transfer to dealerships in Washington for resale.
  • Vehicle factory branches, representatives, or distributors.

Licensing requirements

To get a license, you must have all of the following:

  1. A vehicle manufacturer bond:
    • A $40,000 bond if you manufacture only manufactured homes.
    • A $20,000 bond if you manufacture only travel trailers, including 5th-wheel trailers.
    • No bond is required if you manufacture only other types of vehicles (for example, cars and trucks).
    Bonds are available through many insurance companies. We recommend you research the cost of your bond before you apply for a license.
  2. The following completed forms:

How to apply

Mail your completed application materials with a check or money order for the fee (payable to the Department of Revenue) to:

State of Washington
Business Licensing Services
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.

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