Driver and ID data requests

Things to know:

  • Not all requests will be processed: We're updating our computer systems. During the update, we're limited in our ability to setup new recurring data customers. We need to consider all requests for data on a case–by–case basis. We'll let you know if we can't approve your request and when you should apply again. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • Contracts – A contract is required for requesting personal information.
  • Audits – You may be subject to data security and compliance (permissible use) audits. You are responsible for audit costs.
  • Fees – Applies to all requests and will vary by type.

The federal Driver Privacy Protection Act ( and Washington State laws govern who can receive driver or ID data and for what purposes.

Service details:

  • Files are provided electronically using Secure File Transfer (SFT) process. We do not provide CDs, DVDs, etc.
  • Can be on regularly scheduled basis. We will strive to provide the data on the timing you request, however, cannot guarantee when the file will be delivered.
  • The file layout varies, based on customer needs.


  • You are required to have a contract if you are requesting personal information or want the data on a recurring basis.
  • Review the Contract Terms and Conditions before submitting the Data Records Contract Application form to ensure you meet the requirements of the contract before you apply.
  • If you receive personal information, you will be required to undergo data security and compliance (permissible use) audits. Compliance audits ensure our data is only used as allowed under the contract.
  • You are responsible to pay for all audit costs.
  • If you're requesting a one–time data file that does not include personal information, you will not need to sign a contract.


  • One–time data:
    • You're required to pay for the actual costs of creating and providing the data file at the rate of $48 per hour. This fee reimburses us for the cost of providing the data to you. An estimate can be provided.
  • Recurring data transmissions:
    • A one–time set up fee of $2,607.68 must be paid in advance.
    • There is a $254.30 monthly fee

Related information

Questions? Need help?

Department of Licensing
Attn: Public Records Officer
PO Box 2957
Olympia, WA 98507–2957

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