Driver licensing fees

License renewal periods have changed to 6 years for most drivers. Some drivers are being randomly selected to receive a less-than-six-year driver license in order to make the transition as smooth as possible. Your renewal notice will say what your next renewal period will be, and you will only pay for the number of years your license is valid.

Your license fee will remain at $9 per year. If you have any endorsements, such as a motorcycle or CDL, you’ll pay an additional year for them too. See also: WA driver license renewal period is changing from 5 to 6 years

This list shows you a general idea of what you’d pay. It may not cover all situations. For renewal fees, check your renewal notice or License eXpress account. For an exact amount contact a driver license office.

See which payment options we accept.

Getting your first WA — ID card, permit, or driver license

First ID card More information Total
ID card See Get your WA ID card $54 for 6 yrs
Enhanced ID card (EID) See Get your EDL/EID $108 for 6 yrs

Upgrading your WA ID card to an EID

Upgrade to EID $9 per year for the time remaining on your license. $9 — $54
First instruction (learner’s) permit More information Total*
Learner’s permit See Instruction (learner's) permits. $25 for 1 yr
Renew learner’s permit Visit driver license office. $25 for 1 yr
Replace your learner’s permit. See Replace your lost or stolen permit. $20
Motorcycle learner’s permit See How to get your endorsement or permit $15 for 90 days
Renew motorcycle learner’s permit Renew your permit at a driver license office. $15 for 90 days
Commercial license permit (CLP) See Steps to getting your CDL $40
First driver license More information Total*
Driver license $35 application fee + $54 issuance fee =
See Steps to getting your first license
$89 for 6 yrs
Enhanced driver license (EDL) $35 application fee + $108 issuance fee =
See Steps to getting your EDL/EID
$143 for 6 yrs

Upgrading your WA driver license to an EDL

Upgrade to EDL $9 per year for the time remaining on your license.
See Steps to getting your EDL/EID
(Not available for licenses with “military” expiration.)
$9 — $54

*Note: If you’re taking driver training, you’ll also pay additional school fees to get your first license.

Testing

Take a test More information Total
Knowledge test Cost varies by location. Check with your testing location for the exact amount. Varies
Driving test Cost varies by location. Check with your testing location for the exact amount. Varies
CDL knowledge test See Knowledge test: CDL $35
CDL skills test See Skills test: CDL
$250
Motorcycle knowledge test Cost varies by location. Check with your motorcycle training school for the exact amount. Varies
Motorcycle riding skills test Cost varies by location. Check with your motorcycle training school for the exact amount. Varies
Sidecar/Trike knowledge test Cost varies by location. Check with your sidecar/trike training school for the exact amount. Varies
Sidecar/Trike riding skills test Cost varies by location. Check with your sidecar/trike training school for the exact amount. Varies

Updating your card

Get an updated card More information Total
Get a license/ID card before the next renewal When you change your name, address, or endorsement, you may get an updated card. See Update your driver license or ID card  
If you get it at an office. $10
if you get it online, see View replacement options. $20

Renewing your card

Renew ID card/EID More information Total
ID renew fee View renewal options $45 for 5 yrs
$54 for 6 yrs
EID renew fee View renewal options $90 for 5 yrs
$108 for 6 yrs
Renew driver license More information Total
Renew fee View renew options $45 for 5 yrs
$54 for 6 yrs
If more than 60 days late $45 renew + $10 late fee =
$54 renew + 10 late fee =
$55 for 5 yrs
$64 for 6 yrs
While out of state View out of state instructions $45 for 5 yrs
$54 for 6 yrs
To extend expire date for 12 months while out of state View out of state instructions $5
Renew with motorcycle endorsement $45 renew + $25 motorcycle =
$54 renew + $30 motorcycle =
$70 for 5 yrs
$84 for 6 yrs
Renew with CDL endorsement $45 renew + $85 CDL =
$54 renew + $102 CDL =
$130 for 5 yrs
$156 for 6 yrs
Renew with CDL and motorcycle endorsements $45 renew + $85 CDL + $25 motorcycle =
$54 renew + $102 CDL + $30 motorcycle =
$155 for 5 yrs
$186 for 6 yrs
Get a revised license before the next renewal Update your name, address, photo or endorsement.
See Update your driver license or ID card
(Additional fees may apply)
$10
Renew enhanced driver license (EDL) More information Total
Renew fee View renewal options $90 for 5 yrs
$108 for 6 yrs
If more than 60 days late $90 renew + $10 late fee = $100 for 5 yrs
$118 for 6 yrs
Renew with motorcycle endorsement $90 renew + $25 motorcycle =
$108 renew + $30 motorcycle =
$115 for 5 yrs
$138 for 6 yrs
Renew with commercial driver license endorsement (CDL) $90 renew + $85 CDL =
$108 renew + $102 CDL =
$175 for 5 yrs
$210 for 6 yrs
Renew with CDL and motorcycle endorsement $90 renew + $85 CDL + $25 motorcycle =
$108 renew + $102 CDL + $30 motorcycle =
$200 for 5 yrs
$240 for 6 yrs
Get a revised EDL before the next renewal Update your name, address, photo or endorsement.
See Update your driver license or ID card
(Additional fees may apply)
$10

Replace a card

Replace lost or stolen card More information Total
ID card View replacement options $20
Enhanced ID card (EID) View replacement options $20
Driver license View replacement options $20
Enhanced license (EDL) View replacement options $20

Endorsements

Motorcycle More information Total
Add motorcycle endorsement $15 license/application fee + $2 per yr for the time remaining on your license =
See Motorcycles
$17 — $27
Renew motorcycle endorsement $45 license + $25 motorcycle =
$54 license + $30 motorcycle =
View renewal options
$70 for 5 yrs
$84 for 6 yrs
Active duty military If you have a non-expiring license $27
Motorcycle knowledge test Cost varies by location. Check with your motorcycle training school for the exact amount. Varies
Motorcycle riding skills test Cost varies by location. Check with your motorcycle training school for the exact amount. Varies
Sidecar/Trike knowledge test Cost varies by location. Check with your sidecar/trike training school for the exact amount. Varies
Sidecar/Trike riding skills test Cost varies by location. Check with your sidecar/trike training school for the exact amount. Varies
Commercial driver license (CDL) More information Total
CDL knowledge test See Knowledge test: CDL $35
Commercial license permit (CLP) When you apply for a permit.
See Commercial License Permit (CLP)
$40
CDL skills test See Skills test: CDL. Your test fee gets you two attempts. If you change testers after your first attempt, you may have to pay the fee again. $250
CDL skills test for school bus endorsement See CDL testing. Your test fee gets you two attempts. If you change testers after your first attempt, you may have to pay the fee again. $100
Reduced CDL skills test (Head Start only) See Skills test: CDL $225
Add CDL endorsement to a WA driver license $10 license fee + $17 per yr for the time remaining on your license = $27 — $112
Add CDL special endorsement to a WA driver license See: $10
Transfer out-of-state CDL to a WA CDL $102 CDL fee + $54 license fee + $35 application =
See Transfer your CDL from another state
(Fees may vary depending on your license expire day)
$191
CDL re-qualification See Commercial Driver License (CDL) disqualifications $35

Military personnel and dependents

Driver license More information Total
Change expire date to “military” or update the expiration date. See Military personnel $10
Replace “military” license while out of state See Military personnel $20

Agriculture permits (under 18)

Type More information Total
Get first agriculture permit See Agricultural permits $55
Renew agriculture permit Renew each year at a driver licensing office. $15
Replace lost or stolen agriculture permit Replace your permit at a driver licensing office. $20
Update agricultural permit Update your permit: name, address, or photo at a driver licensing office $10

Restricted driver licenses and reinstatements

Type More information Total
Apply for Occupational/Restricted driver license (ORL) See Occupational/Restricted driver license $100
Apply for Ignition Interlock driver license (IIL) See Ignition Interlock driver license $100
Request a DUI hearing See How to request a hearing $375
Get license reissued after suspension or revocation: Non-alcohol See Types of suspensions
(Additional fees may apply)
$75
Get license reissued after suspension or revocation: Alcohol See Types of suspensions
(Additional fees may apply)
$150
Get probationary driver license after a DUI conviction or deferred prosecution (Additional fees may apply) $50
CDL re-qualification See Commercial Driver License (CDL) disqualifications $35
Check your license status and/or find out how to get your license back if you've lost your driving rights: Learn how to reinstate your license Free

Miscellaneous fees

Type More information Total
Purchase a copy of your driving record See Purchase a driving record $13

Fee payment options

We offer payment options depending on if you’re using our online services or visiting a driver licensing office. We don't accept gift cards as a payment option.

Pay with your: For online services For licensing office
American Express – credit/debit Yes Yes – at most offices*
Discover – credit/debit No Yes – at most offices*
MasterCard – credit/debit Yes Yes – at most offices*
Visa – credit/debit Yes Yes – at most offices*
Cash or check No Yes

*A vendor fee is added to in-office credit/debit card payments. If you don’t want to pay the vendor fee, pay with cash/check or use our online options.

These offices only accept cash/check: Coulee Dam, Davenport, Friday Harbor, Forks, Goldendale, Newport, Republic, and South Bend.

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