The applicant/licensee must comply with all applicable laws and rules, even if not covered below.
Any business that 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:
Note: We issue this license, but it's processed by the Department of Revenue's Business Licensing Service (BLS). BLS prints it on the business license they provide. They refer to licenses issued by us as endorsements to the business license.
Use our Salvage Processor/Motor Vehicle Wrecker Checklist and Salvage Processor/Motor Vehicle Wrecker Flow Chart to make sure you have everything for your application.