Renew or update your license: Scrap metal businesses

Learn how to renew your scrap metal business license and vehicle plates.

Get your license faster by renewing or updating your license online.

Renew your license

  • You must renew your license and vehicle plates every year
  • You can renew up to 60 days before your license expires
  • There will be a late fee if you don't renew before the expiration

Renewal requirements

You must complete a renewal application form and have your business site inspected by a local authority.

Update your contact information online, if necessary, before you renew your license.

How to renew your license

Follow the steps below to renew your scrap metal business license.

Gather what you'll need

Renew your license online

You'll receive your license faster by renewing and paying online.

Renew online at the Department of Revenue's website.

Renew your license by mail

To renew by mail, follow the instructions on your renewal notice.

If you did not receive a renewal notice, contact the Department of Revenue's Business Licensing Service at 360-705-6741. Have your Unified Business Identification (UBI) number ready.

Mail your forms and a check or money order for the renewal fee (payable to the Department of Revenue) to:

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

After you renew

You will receive your license at your address on file within 14 business days.

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-705-6741
(TTY: Call 711)
fax Fax: 360-705-6699
mail Email:
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