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Due to flooding, the Everett Driver Licensing Services Office is closed. We'll update this message when we have a reopening date. In the meantime, customers are encouraged to access our online services or visit these nearby offices: Smokey Point, Lynnwood, and Shoreline.

What is DRIVES?


Coming soon - Over Labor Day weekend, DOL will complete a full modernization of the state's driver licensing system. The project, called DRIVES (Driver and Vehicle System) R2, essentially replaces a collection legacy software that is up to 40 years old.

The fully integrated DRIVES system will improve services to citizens, agency business partners, and the state's transportation system. State and federal agencies that rely on DOL data for public safety, licenses, identification cards, and revenue will also benefit.

DRIVES R2 is the second in a series of overhauls to DOL's legacy systems. DRIVES R1, which updated vehicle licensing systems, was successfully completed in December of 2016. A third project, R3, to upgrade DOL's Business and Professional Licensing systems, will begin later this year.

We're proud to be making these changes to serve you better.

This system change may impact your access to our services. To accommodate the cutover to DRIVES:

  • DOL's Licensing Services Offices will be closed Friday, August 31 through September 3.
  • Vehicle licensing offices may remain open during the cutover, but they will be unable to provide vehicle and vessel services.
  • Online services such as those used to renew licenses and car tabs will be disrupted before and during the cutover. A full list will be posted here soon.

More about DRIVES

The DRIVES project is a 4 year effort to modernize our driver and vehicle technology systems. Once complete, DOL will have the ability to:

  • Provide our staff and vehicle licensing business partners better processes
  • Provide more accurate records to law enforcement
  • Implement new initiatives faster
  • Increase system reliability and reduce downtime
  • Develop and support new business processes

Stay up to date with what's happening with DRIVES, visit our blog (

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