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 us to search vehicle registration information.
  • You must report to us when you impound a vehicle or sell an abandoned vehicle.

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