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:



  • File online with My DOR. My DOR works best with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

    1. Login using your Secure Access Washington (SAW) user ID. If you don't have a user ID or aren't sure, see if you have an account first before signing up.
    2. Click Get Started on the Business Licensing and Tax service.
    3. Follow the steps below based on your business status.
  • If you do not have an existing business

      1. Click File New Business License Application. Be sure to select the endorsements for which you wish to apply.

    If you have an existing business

      1. If you haven't already, add access to your business. You'll need a UBI number and a letter ID.
      2. Click on the business you want to apply for a license/endorsement under, then click on the location.
      3. Click File New Business License Application.


    You can pay using an E-check or a major credit card (gift cards can't be used).


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  • By mail
    1. Complete the following:
    2. Mail your completed forms with a check or money order payable to “Department of Revenue” for the fees to:

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

Fees

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