Executive Order 17-01 - Reaffirming our commitment to tolerance, diversity, and inclusiveness

We care about you!

At the Department of Licensing (DOL), public safety is one of our highest priorities. Recently, concerns were raised about how and why we release information to law enforcement.

Our customers deserve to feel safe and secure, regardless of who they are or where they're from. That's the Washington way!

As we work to rebuild your trust, we want you to know that we're taking immediate steps to better safeguard the information of all Washington residents.

We have established this page so that you can follow our work.

Update: February 5, 2018

We've established a new process for concerned Washington residents to check if their personal information was released to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). To ensure privacy, we're asking constituents to call our Public Disclosure Unit at 360.359.4454. If you'd like to request language services we'll put you on hold until we can connect with an interpreter. Before releasing information, we'll verify a person's identity by asking for name, date of birth, and driver license or ID card number.

While we've spent considerable time retrieving past immigration law enforcement requests from our email archives, we've been able to reconstruct many records dating back to September 2017. However, those records may be incomplete due to retention cycles, and even if they're unable to find a specific request, it's still possible a request was made by ICE.

Read this February 5, 2018 update in Español (Spanish).

Read the Governor's Executive Order

Governor Inslee's Executive Order 17-01

Press Release, February 1, 2018

We're seeking candidates for new Director of Community Outreach.

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Press Release, January 26, 2018

Washington DOL issues Emergency Rule.

Rule and status Public hearing or comments
WAC 308-104-­014: Application for driver's license or identicard  

View our Driver rulemaking page.

Press Release, January 15, 2018

DOL takes immediate steps to stop disclosure of information to federal immigration authorities (English)

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