Junk Vehicles

Qualifications
To qualify as a “junk” vehicle, per RCW 46.55.010, a vehicle must meet three of the following conditions:
  • Must be at least three years old.
  • Must be extensively damaged.
  • Must be apparently inoperable.
  • Must have a “fair market value” equal only to the approximate value of the scrap in it.
If the vehicle meets the above requirements, complete a Junk Vehicle Affidavit Inspection Request Form. You can also contact a law enforcement agency, 911 or an authorized junk vehicle inspector, to arrange for the inspection of the vehicle, per RCW 46.55.230. If not, refer to RCW 46.55 concerning abandoned vehicles.

The Junk Vehicle Verification, Notification, and Affidavit Form is available at the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) website.

Please have the form available for the law enforcement officer or registered tow truck operator (RTTO) to complete.