Vehicle and vessel 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.
Requesting lists of vehicle and vessel owners (recurring or one-time)

State law, RCW 46.12.630, governs who can receive lists of vehicle and vessel owners and for what purposes.

Requirements:

  • You are required to have a contract if you are requesting vehicle and vessel owner information or want the data on a recurring basis.
  • Those receiving vehicle and vessel owner information are subject to both 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.
  • Once a contract is signed, it can take 2—3 months before you start receiving data.
  • Please review the contract terms and conditions before submitting the Vehicle and Vessel Bulk Data Contract Application to ensure you can meet the requirements of the contract before you apply.

We provide vehicle and vessel owner information the following ways:

VOIDS - Limited information for vehicle parking ticket and photo enforcement.

Service details

Fees

  • A one-time set up fee of $1,299.93 must be paid in advance
  • $127.15 monthly fee
  • $0.02 per unique vehicle identification number (VIN)

VODS - Also used for vehicle parking ticket and photo enforcement.

Service details

Fees

  • A one-time set up fee of $1,539.30 must be paid in advance
  • $254.30 monthly fee
  • $0.02 per unique vehicle identification number (VIN)

Secure File Transfer (SFT)

Used for non-VOIDS and non-VODS vehicle file layouts, and vessel owner information. Can also be used for one-time or recurring data transmissions.

Service details

  • Scheduled as needed. We will strive to provide the data on the timing you request, however, cannot guarantee when the file will be delivered.
  • Flat file format
  • The file layout varies by customer needs
  • Please review the contract terms and conditions:

Fees

  • For recurring data transmissions:
    • A one-time set up fee of $2,607.68 must be paid in advance
    • $254.30 per file for each month it is requested.
    • $0.02 per records (VIN/HIN)
  • For one-time data transmissions:
    • You will be 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.
  • $0.02 per unique vehicle identification number (VIN/HIN)
Requesting lists without vehicle and vessel owner information

If you'd like vehicle or vessel data that does not include vehicle and vessel owner information, the federal Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) (uscode.house.gov) governs who can receive vehicle and vessel data and for what purposes. Please review the information below before submitting a Vehicle and Vessel Bulk Data Contract Application.

Service details

  • Secure File Transfer (SFT).
  • Scheduled as needed. We'll strive to provide the data on the timing you request, however, can't guarantee when the file will be delivered.
  • Flat file or Excel format.
  • The file layout varies, based on customer needs.

One-time data file

  • Contract
    • No contract is required.
  • Fees
    • You will need 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

  • Contract
    • You will need to sign a contract with us. Please review the Contract Terms and Conditions before submitting your request to make sure you can meet the requirements of the contract.
  • Fees
    • A one-time set up fee of $2,607.68 must be paid in advance.
    • $254.30 per file for each month it is requested.

Contracted plate search (formerly IVIPS)

Questions? Need help?

Department of Licensing
Attn: Public Records Officer
PO Box 2957
Olympia, WA 98507-2957
Email: PublicRecords@dol.wa.gov

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