What is an agency?
An agency is a business entity that is licensed to sell insurance for one or more specific insurance companies.
In this section:
Search by name
- Select "Search All agencies (two year history)" or "Search agencies with Active licenses only"
- Enter a name
- Click "Search"
If the search results are too large (over 1,000) you'll need to to narrow your search.
Group and sort the results by Name, WAOIC, City, State and Status by selecting the column heading in the search-results grid.
Search for an agency by city
- Enter a city name
- Select a type of insurance from the drop-down menu
- Click "Search"
Types of insurance descriptions*
Auto/home – Auto and homeowner coverage for individuals and families.
Boat/RV/motorcycle – Boat, RV and motorcycle coverage for individuals and families.
Commercial – Property and casualty coverage sold to cover commercial businesses.
Health/disability – Coverage for bodily injury, disablement or death by accident, or for disablement resulting from sickness.
Life – Coverage that pays a sum of money to the policyholder (such as the person’s family) if the person dies.
Surety/bail bonds – Insurance, including credit, bail bonds, fidelity, contract performance guarantees, bonds, guarantee undertakings, and contracts of suretyship, and indemnification of banks, bankers, brokers, financial or moneyed corporations, or associations against certain losses
Travel – Coverage for medical expenses and financial (such as money invested in nonrefundable pre-payments) and other losses incurred while traveling, either within one’s own country, or internationally.
Variable/annuities – Coverage provided under variable life contracts, variable annuities or other life insurance or annuity product that provides a return based on the income performance of an investment portfolio.
*Some agents and agencies may be authorized to sell a type of insurance but are not actively selling it. Contact the agent or agency to confirm that they’re selling a particular type of insurance.
Additional search options
Washington State license number (WAOIC): The state license number our office issues to agents and companies authorizing them to sell insurance in Washington state. (Search option field requires a complete five-digit number).
Doing business as (DBA): A DBA is a business name that’s different than the personal name or business name officially registered with the Washington Secretary of State. Example: Fred Smith, the sole proprietor of an insurance agency, wants to name his business “Mountain View Insurance” instead of “Fred Smith Insurance.” So Fred must register “Mountain View Insurance” as a DBA with our office.
Type of agency information available on the lookup
Contact information: Business address and phone number.
Licensing information: Find out which types of insurance the agent is authorized to sell in Washington state.
Company appointments: View companies for which an agent is authorized to sell insurance.
Agency affiliations: View agencies for which an agent is authorized to sell insurance.
Agent investigations: Find out if we've investigated an agent and why.
Disciplinary orders: Find out if an agent has broken any state insurance laws in the past two years. And if they have, what was the violation?
What if I can't find the agency I'm looking for?
Try searching by the DBA (doing business as) name. An agent could be using a different name than the personal name officially registered.