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What is an agent?

An agent is a person licensed to sell insurance for one or more specific insurance companies. Use the Office of the Insurance Commissioner's agent, agency and company lookup tool to find information about insurance agents. 

Search by name

  1. At the top of the search box, select "Search All agents (two year history)" or "Search agents with Active licenses only." By default, "Search All agents" will be selected.

  2. Enter a name (first and/or last). Capitalization doesn't matter, but accurate spelling will give you better results.

  3. Click "Search."

 Helpful tips:

  • If the search results are too large (more than 1,000) you'll need to narrow your search.
  • Sort the results by Name, WAOIC, City, State or Status by clicking the column heading in the search results table.
  • If you can't find an agent you're searching for, try searching by the DBA (doing business as) name. An agent could be using a different name than the personal name officially registered.

Search for an agent by city

  1. Enter a city name.

  2. Select a type of insurance from the drop-down menu if you want to narrow your results to a certain type of insurance. 

  3. Click "Search."

  Helpful tips:

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).

National Producer number (NPN): A nationwide ID number the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) issues to insurance agents, different than the WAOIC number. (The 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.” Fred must register “Mountain View Insurance” as a DBA with our office. 

Agent information available using the lookup tool:

Contact information: Business address and phone number.

Licensing information: Types of insurance the agent is authorized to sell in Washington state.

Company appointments: Companies for which an agent is authorized to sell insurance.

Agency affiliations: 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.