WA State Licensing: Manufactured home/travel trailer dealer

Manufactured home/travel trailer dealer

A Manufactured Home/Travel Trailer Dealer endorsement is required to sell the following new or used items at wholesale or retail:

  • Non-motorized mobile homes
  • Manufactured homes
  • Park trailers
  • Travel trailers

If you don’t have a dealer endorsement, it’s illegal to:

  • Sell more than four mobile homes, manufactured homes, or trailers registered to you in any 12 months.
  • Buy and sell mobile homes, manufactured homes, or trailers for the purpose of making a profit.
  • Sell any number of mobile homes, manufactured homes, or trailers that aren’t registered to you.

Business site requirements

Your business site must:

  • Comply with all applicable building codes, zoning, and other land-use ordinances. For more information, please contact your city or county directly.
  • Be located at a commercial property with an enclosed building.
  • Have a permanent sign with the business name and the type of business (such as Auto Sales).
  • Have an operating telecommunications system and a phone number listed in directory assistance.
  • Be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. five days per week. These hours are referred to as “normal business hours.” Additional hours and days of operation may be added at your discretion. You must prominently post the hours of operation at the main entrance doors.
  • Have an area to maintain books, records, and files at the business site. If 2 or more vehicle dealer businesses share a location, all records, office facilities, and inventory must be physically separated and clearly identified.

Requirements

To get a Manufactured home/travel trailer endorsement, you must have the following:

  1. $30,000 bond. Bonds are available through many insurance companies. We recommend you research the cost of your bond before you apply for a license.
  2. Copy of your property tax statement, or the rental/lease agreement for the business site, as proof of ownership. The rental/lease agreement must be valid for at least one year.

E-Permitting

All retail vehicle dealers are required to use the E–Permitting system. Find out more about E–Permitting.

 

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 if you want to search vehicle registration information.

How to apply

Apply by using one of the following options: