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Washington Tow Truck Operators
In Washington State, tow truck operators are required to be registered with the Washington State Department of Licensing.
Definition of a Washington Tow Truck Operator
The state describes tow truck operators as any business that “transports, impounds, or stores unauthorized vehicles. [And, any business] that disposes of abandoned vehicles.”
Useful Manual for Tow Truck Operators
All tow truck operators in the state should familiarize themselves with this comprehensive manual which is a full compendium of the requirements, definitions, and legal statutes which regulate Washington tow truck drivers.
Applying to be a Tow truck Operator
Applicants for a tow truck operating license in Washing state will pay obtain a business license application from the WA Department of Licensing.
Some of the requirements for licensing include the following (this list is not necessarily all-encompassing):
- Payment of a $19 non-refundable application fee;
- Submission of a vehicle transport/disposal addendum in addition to the application and other requirements;
- A list of all drivers of any tow trucks operated by the company;
- Obtained from the Washington State Patrol, an inspection report;
- A Fee of $100 for a truck operator license;
- An additional fee of $50 per tow truck licensed;
- A vehicle transporter fee of $25;
- License plates of $2 per set;
- If applicable, a vehicle wrecker license of 25
Washington tow truck operators must maintain an active insurance liability policy of at least $100,000. This policy protects the tow truck operator and any individuals; however, read and understand the policy description any limits or restrictions on the liability policy
Washington Tow Truck Operator $5,000 Bond
In addition to the above, Washington State tow truck operators are required to purchase and maintain a $5,000 surety bond.
Unlike the required insurance policy, the surety bond protects others from wrongful, criminal, or negligent acts which may be committed by a tow operator or employees during the course of their duties.
Getting your Washington Tow Truck $5,000 Bond
With AmeriPro Surety Bonds, the Washington tow truck bond is both easy to get and very low cost.
The bond should, ideally, be no more than $100. The bond is issued to run concurrent with your tow truck license. Thereafter, it must be renewed.
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