August 22, 2011
OLYMPIA — If your driver license is suspended due to unpaid traffic tickets, a DUI or a number of other things, it can be a challenge to navigate the court system to get it back. For the nearly 300,000 Washingtonians with a suspended license, things are about to get a little easier.
The Department of Licensing rolled out a new web-based service that shows people what they need to do and who they need to contact to get their license back. Users can securely enter their personal information and the system will provide a printable list of the court issues and state requirements needing to be resolved. It also provides contact information for each item. It is available at the agency’s website, dol.wa.gov.
The agency worked with courts around the state to design a comprehensive system that is easy to use. It was tested with individuals actually in the process of getting their suspended licenses reinstated.
“We are continuing the expansion of our online services, so that people can take care of the most common driver licenses services online. This is another step in our work to give customers more convenient options,” DOL Director Alan Haight said.
The agency currently offers driver license renewal and replacement online as well as vehicle-related services. The addition of a number of other services is planned.
A video detailing the new online reinstatement service is available on DOL’s YouTube site: www.youtube.com/walicensing