Driver licensing fees

As of February 10, 2014, all new driver license applicant's will get a license that’s valid for 6 years. We’re transitioning from a 5 year to a 6 year driver license. This includes anyone applying for their first license or transfering their license from another state.

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 all office credit/debit card payments. Cash/check only at Coulee Dam, Davenport, Friday Harbor, Forks, Goldendale, Newport, Republic, or South Bend offices.

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
Enhanced ID card (EID) See Get your EDL/EID $72

Upgrading your WA ID card to an EID

Upgrade to EID $3 per year for the time remaining on your license.
When you upgrade to EID.
$3 - $18
First instruction (learner’s) permit More information Total*
Learner’s permit See Instruction (learner's) permits. $25
Renew learner’s permit Visit driver license office. $25
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
Renew motorcycle learner’s permit Renew your permit at a driver license office. $15
Commercial driving permit See Steps to getting your CDL $10
First driver license More information Total*
Driver license $35 application fee + $54 issuance fee =
See Steps to getting your first license
$89
Enhanced driver license (EDL) $35 application fee + $72 issuance fee =
See Steps to getting your EDL/EID
$107

Upgrading your WA driver license to an EDL

Upgrade to EDL $3 per year for the time remaining on your license.
See Steps to getting your EDL/EID
(Not available for licenses with “military” expiration.)
$3 - $18

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

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
EID renew fee View renewal options $60
Renew driver license More information Total
Renew fee View renew options $45
If more than 60 days late $45 renew + $10 late fee = $55
While out of state View out of state instructions $45
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 = $70
Renew with CDL endorsement $45 renew + $85 CDL = $130
Renew with CDL and motorcycle endorsements $45 renew + $85 CDL + $25 motorcycle = $155
Renew enhanced driver license (EDL) More information Total
Renew fee View renewal options $60
If more than 60 days late $60 renew + $10 late fee = $70
Renew with motorcycle endorsement $60 renew + $25 motorcycle = $85
Renew with commercial driver license endorsement (CDL) $60 renew + $85 CDL = $145
Renew with CDL and motorcycle endorsement $60 renew + $85 CDL + $25 motorcycle = $170
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 fee + $25 motorcycle fee =
View renewal options
$70
Commercial driver license (CDL) More information Total
CDL knowledge test See CDL testing $10
Commercial driver permit When you apply for a permit.
See Steps to getting your CDL
$10
CDL skills test See CDL testing
$100
Add CDL endorsement to a WA driver license $10 license fee + $17 per yr for the time remaining on your license = $27 - $112
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

Military personnel and dependents

Driver license More information Total
Change expire date to “military” 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
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
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