WA State Licensing: Waste tire carrier

Waste tire carrier

A Waste Tire Carrier endorsement is required of any business transporting tires no longer usable due to wear, damage or defect. Solid waste collection companies licensed by the Utilities and Transportation Commission, and companies hired by the government to clean up waste tires don’t need to apply for a Waste Tire Carrier endorsement.

Post your license

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).

How to apply


Complete a Business License Application online and pay with E-check or a MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express credit or debit card (gift cards cannot be used). Note: The credit/debit card option is provided to you by a private, non-state vendor that will impose a 2.5% convenience fee for the service.

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



Specialty endorsement Fee
Waste Tire Carrier — location $200 per location
($50 non-refundable)
Waste Tire Carrier — transport vehicle $50 per transport vehicle
Other fees that may apply Fee
Registering your business name as trade name $5
Business License Application fee $19 (non-refundable)

Regulatory questions

Isaac Standen
Department of Ecology
Waste 2 Resources
Phone: 425-649-7104