WA State Licensing: Hulk hauler

Hulk hauler

A Hulk Hauler endorsement is required if you transport or sell wrecked vehicles to wreckers or Motor Vehicle Salvage Processors.

License plate requirements

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

Post your license

A license must be posted at each location where the licensee operates. You may not begin this business activity until you receive a Business License listing the required endorsement(s).

After you receive your license

  • You'll need a contract with the Department of Licensing to search vehicle registration information.
  • On the 10th of each month, you must report to the Department of Licensing all the vehicles acquired in the previous month.

How to apply

Apply by using one of the following options:


Specialty endorsement Fee
Hulk Hauler $10
First Hulk Hauler license plate $5 each
Additional Hulk Hauler license plates $2 each
Other fees that may apply Fee
Registering your business name as trade name $5
Business License Application $19 (non-refundable)

Regulatory questions

Department of Licensing
Dealers Division
Phone: 360-664-6466