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Vehicle Licensing

All ambulance and wheelchair car vehicles used for transportation services within Washington County are required to carry a current Washington County Ambulance and Wheelchair Service License at all times.

License applications may be acquired by contacting Washington County Emergency Medical Services (WCEMS) weekdays during business hours (see contact information below).

The ambulance and wheelchair car licensing process begins by submitting a completed application, accompanied by all requested supporting documentation, to Washington County Emergency Medical Services (WCEMS) for approval.

Upon approval, the primary applicant is invoiced for current annual licensing fees, in accordance with the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Ambulance and Wheelchair Car Licensing Fee Structure. Licenses are issued upon receipt of payment, and are to be displayed prominently on the rear window of each service vehicle. Decals are specific to a particular vehicle and are not transferable.

Annual licensing occurs prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, effective July 1 through June 30. Midyear licensing is possible, in which case licensing fees will be pro-rated. Incomplete or late applications may jeopardize timely license issuance.

For applications contact the Washington County EMS Office at 503-846-8699 or [email protected].

Vehicle inspection

All ambulances, air ambulances and wheelchair cars operating within Washington County are required to be inspected by the Washington County Emergency Medical Services Office, or by an authorized outside agency. Acceptability of inspections by an outside agency will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

The Washington County EMS office reserves the right to randomly inspect any regulated vehicles regardless of inspection by an authorized outside agency. The purpose of these inspections is to ensure vehicles are appropriately equipped and properly maintained in adherence to established quality requirements.

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