Vehicle Manufacturer

A Vehicle Manufacturer endorsement is required for businesses that:

  • Manufacture or assemble new vehicles.
  • Remanufacture used vehicles for transfer to dealerships in Washington for resale.
  • Vehicle factory branches, representatives, or distributors.

Licensing requirements and additional supporting documents

See also:

If you are only manufacturing other types of vehicles (e.g. cars or trucks), you do not need a vehicle manufacturer bond.

Bonds are available through many insurance companies. We recommend you research the cost of your bond before you apply for an endorsement.

State endorsement


Vehicle Manufacturer


Manufacturer License Plate

$50.75 each, per year

Additional fees

State tax registration $0
Registering your business name as a trade name $5
Business License Application fee Variable fee

How to apply


Add a state endorsement to your business

Apply for a new business license

Online assistance
Setting up your business licensing and tax account
How to add a state endorsement

By mail

Complete the licensing requirements above and mail to:

Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034