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Car Washing and Polishing Registration

Apply for a Car Washing and Polishing Registration Certificate

  1. Read the instructions for filling out the application for car washing and polishing registration
  2. Fill out an application:
  3. When you submit the application, be sure to include all fees as well as the following supporting documentation.
    1. A valid workers‘ compensation insurance certificate, which MUST:
      • Show the complete and correct name of the legal entity that is the insured employer, i.e. full name of an individual (if a sole proprietorship), all partners, general and limited (if a partnership), name of limited liability company, or corporation, whichever is applicable.
      • Show correct fictitious business name (the "doing business as" name), if applicable.
      • Contain the complete and correct address of each location where the employer engages in the business of car washing and polishing;
      • Identify the certificate holder as: Division of Labor Standards Enforcement Licensing and Registration Unit, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 401, Oakland, CA 94612

        IMPORTANT: The DLSE will not accept copies of an application for insurance, policy declaration, information page, annual rating endorsement, or payroll report. Only the actual certificate or a readable copy will be accepted.
    2. Form IRS 8821 - Proof of Tax Filing and Payment:
      The form must be submitted directly to the IRS Compliance Verification Group (CVG). The address for the IRS CVG is listed on the front page of the pamphlet "Garment Manufacturing Registration—Proof of Tax Filing and Payment."
    3. Most recently filed Employment Development Department (EDD) DE-9 or DE-9C report.
  4. Send the completed application to:

    Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
    Licensing and Registration Unit
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 401
    Oakland, CA 94612

AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION, INCLUDING INCOMPLETE SUBMISSION OF REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION, WILL DELAY THE ISSUANCE OF YOUR LICENSE. IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A RENEWAL APPLICATION, TO AVOID A LAPSE IN THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF YOUR LICENSE, PLEASE RETURN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE, WITH FEES AND DOCUMENTATION, AT LEAST 90 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF YOUR LICENSE.

May 2016