WA State Licensing: Wrecker branch

Wrecker branch

A Wrecker Branch endorsement is required if you operate additional vehicle wrecker business locations in the same county as your main location.

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 get 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:


Vehicle wrecker license fees Fee
Vehicle Wrecker $25
First Vehicle Wrecker license plate $5 each
Additional Vehicle Wrecker license plates $2 each
Wrecker Branch No Fee
Other fees that may apply Fee
Registering your business name as trade name $5
Business License Application fee $19 (non-refundable)

Regulatory questions

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