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Due to flooding, the Everett Driver Licensing Services Office is closed. It'll reopen for business on June 11. In the meantime, customers are encouraged to access our online services or visit these nearby offices: Smokey Point, Lynnwood, and Shoreline.

Pre-apply online


  1. Find out if you can pre-apply
  2. Learn why to pre-apply
  3. Pre-apply online

1. Find out if you can pre-apply

You don't need to pre-apply if you've had a WA driver license, instruction permit, or ID card within the last 6 years. You already have a record with us.

  • You can visit an office location without pre-applying.
  • If you're taking driver training, you can give them your WA driver license, permit, or ID card number.

If you don't already have a WA license, permit, or ID card you can pre-apply, if you:

  • Have a Washington (WA) residence street address
  • and
  • Are getting your first WA:
    • Driver license,
    • ID card,
    • Instruction permit, or
    • Enhanced driver license/ID card (EDL/EID).

You can’t pre-apply if you:

  • Don't have a WA residence street address or have other address issues. Visit an office location to apply.
  • Are upgrading your license or ID card to an EDL or EID. Visit an EDL/EID office location to apply.

2. Learn why to pre-apply

Pre-applying saves you time! You can start some of the paperwork online and you’ll get a confirmation ID number you can use at our offices and at driver training schools.

  • When you visit our office, we can pull up your record using your ID number. (Be sure to bring your identification documents with you.)
  • If you're taking a driver training course, give the confirmation ID number to your driver training school. They'll send us a waiver electronically - which saves you a trip to our office.
  • You'll need to know your confirmation ID number. You may want to print it or write it down.

3. Pre-apply online

Pre-apply - your first steps to getting your first driver license, instruction permit, or ID card.

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