WA State Licensing: Off-road vehicle dealer

Off-road vehicle dealer

A separate off-road vehicle dealer endorsement is required for each business location if you:

  • Sell any motorized vehicles (other than snowmobiles or watercraft) intended for use on trails or cross-country.
  • AND
  • Don’t hold a Miscellaneous Vehicle Dealer endorsement.

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

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

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:

  • 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. Once logged in, add My DOR to your list of services, then open My DOR.
    3. Follow the steps below based on your business status.

      If you do not have an existing business

      1. Click File 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 letter ID.
      2. Click on the business you want to apply for a license/endorsement under, then click on the location.
      3. Click Add License Endorsements/Employees.
  • You can pay using an E–check or a major credit card (gift cards can’t be used).


    Find more help for using My DOR, including video tutorials.


    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:

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

    Fees

    Specialty endorsement Fee
    Off-road vehicle dealer $25
    Plate, decal, and certificate fees Fee
    Dealer plate—off-road vehicles $4 each
    Other fees that may apply Fee
    Registering your business name as a trade name $5
    Business License Application $19 (non-refundable)

    Regulatory questions

    Department of Licensing
    Phone: 360-664-6466