Driver license examples

We will soon be issuing new driver license and ID card designs. This new look will better protect residents from fraud and identity theft.

You won’t need to take any special steps if you have a valid license or ID card. All licenses and ID cards will remain valid until their normal expiration date.

For more information, read about New driver license and ID cards.

You may use the images on this page as an aid for validating Washington state driver licenses and ID cards. You may not alter or use any of these images for other purposes. These images are the property of the Washington State Department of Licensing.

Type of license New design
(Issued beginning February 2017)
Old design
(Valid until expiration)
Driver license for minors
(Younger than 21)
Under 21 driver license issued after February 2017
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Under 21 driver license issued before February 2017
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Driver license for adults
(21 years and older)
Over 21 driver license issued after February 2017
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Over 21 driver license issued before February 2017
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Commercial driver license (CDL) Over 21 commercial driver license issued after February 2017
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Over 21 commercial driver license issued before February 2017
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Enhanced driver license (EDL)
(21 years and older)
Over 21 enhanced driver license issued after February 2017
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Over 21 enhanced driver license issued before February 2017
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Enhanced driver license for minors
(Younger than 21)
21 and under enhanced driver license issued after February 2017
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21 and under enhanced driver license issued before February 2017
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Temporary driver license
(Printed on paper)

Note: This document is intended to be used for driving purposes only. It’s not valid for identification unless used with another piece of identification, like a recently expired driver license.

Temporary driver license issued after February 2017
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Temporary driver license issued after February 2017
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