Vehicle reporting requirements

Read about the different requirements for reporting abandoned and impounded vehicles, as well as how to claim a vehicle total loss.

Insurance Agents/Brokers/Companies

You will need to:

  • Report within 15 days of settling a total loss claim on a vehicle.

Registered Tow Truck Operators

You will need to:

  • Report any abandoned vehicle still in your possession after 120 hours of impound
  • File affidavit of sale within 14 days of sale of the vehicle
  • Report the surplus funds from the sale of an abandoned vehicle within 30 days of the sale
  • Title a no-bid vehicle within 45 days after auction, if not sold to a vehicle wrecker, hulk hauler, or salvage processor.

Vehicle Wreckers/Salvage Processors

You will need to:

  • By the 10th of the month, file a report of all the vehicles acquired the previous month.

Want to report by mail?

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

call Phone: 360-705-6741
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