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DOL Services in Washington

When residents of Washington have licensing and motor vehicle needs, they go to the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL). The Washington DOL offers both in-person and online services. You should familiarize yourself with the Washington DOL in advance whether you choose to use online or in-person services.

The Washington DOL has two different offices. Decide whether you need to go to the Vehicle Licensing Office or the Driver Licensing Office first.

Washington DOL Driver Licensing Office

Driver's licenses and ID cards are handled by the Washington DOL Driver Licensing Office. You can visit this office when you need to get a driver's license, an ID card, or a permit. This office also administers driving and knowledge tests.

Washington DOL Vehicle Licensing Office

Boats and vehicles are managed by the Washington DOL Vehicle Licensing Office. This office offers the following services:

  • License plates
  • Titles or tags
  • Vehicle registration
  • Disabled parking placards or tags

Online Services

You can use the online services if you don't want to visit the DOL in person. The Washington DOL provides the following online services:

  • Driver licensing
  • Vehicle registration
  • Prorate and fuel tax
  • Business and professional licensing

Your picture won't be included if you utilize the service to obtain a temporary license.  Visit the Washington DOL in person if you need a license with a picture. During your visit, a picture ID will be given to you.

For online payments, the Washington DOL accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Before utilizing the online services, make sure your printer is working so that you can print the documents out and keep them on hand.

Make an Appointment

Before undergoing a test or inspection, you must choose your location and make an appointment.

The Washington DOL Contact Information

The Washington DOL can be reached by phone or in writing. 

  • If you want to contact the Washington DOL over the phone, call:

Driver Licensing: 360-902-3900

Title and Registration: 360-902-3770

  • If you want to contact the Washington DOL in writing, address your envelope to:

Department of Licensing

P.O. Box 9030

Olympia, WA 98507-9030

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