Licensing Services Interruption
By: Mary Hall

Monday, August 27, 2018

Washington State License Plate

​Service interruptions are never fun, especially when they're out of your control.

Later this week, in-person vehicle and vessel licensing services will be unavailable at our office and the offices of our eight local subagents for four days. The Department of Licensing (DOL) will shut down licensing services statewide from August 31 through September 3 while they replace their outdated database.

Online licensing services will also be down beginning August 29 at 8:30 p.m. through September 3.

While the service interruption is less than ideal, the new DOL database will improve services and security for both customers and partners in the future. You can learn more about the system replacement and DOL's DRIVES project here.

To minimize the inconvenience to customers at our office we're letting people know well in advance, so they can plan around the interruption. If you have any questions, please contact our Licensing team at 360.786.5406.

The state's online voter registration will also be down during the licensing service interruption. Labor Day is a popular time for voter registration drives with the November General Election only a couple months away. We urge groups to use paper voter registration forms over the weekend to ensure eligible voters who want to register can do so.

If groups or individuals have any questions about voter registration drives, including the need for voter registration forms, feel free to contact our Elections team at 360.786.5408.