(1) What is required to become a rental vehicle business?
(a) Applicants must apply for a rental vehicle business license by submitting a completed business license application to the department of revenue's business licensing service. The business licensing service will process the application on behalf of the department of licensing.
(b) A separate business license application must be filed for each place of business operated as a rental vehicle business. For the purposes of this section, "place of business" means a physical location at which arrangements to rent a rental vehicle may be made.
(c) Businesses operating in the form of a corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or similar form of legal entity must register their legal entity through the office of the secretary of state before applying for a rental vehicle business license.
(2) What will I receive as proof that I qualified as a vehicle rental business? A rental vehicle business registration number will be issued to your business and displayed on the business license.
(3) Can I transfer my business registration number to another company? No. The rental vehicle business registration number issued through the business licensing service is not assignable or transferable, and is valid only for the rental vehicle business to which the registration number (R-number) was issued.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110
and 46.87.023. WSR 14-12-090, § 308-88-020, filed 6/3/14, effective 7/4/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110
. WSR 07-02-077, § 308-88-020, filed 1/2/07, effective 2/2/07; WSR 04-01-162, § 308-88-020, filed 12/22/03, effective 1/22/04; WSR 00-06-024, § 308-88-020, filed 2/23/00, effective 3/25/00. Statutory Authority: ESHB 2964, § 7(9). WSR 93-01-066, § 308-88-020, filed 12/11/92, effective 1/11/93.]