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Tips for visiting an office: Driver licensing offices

Skip a trip. Go online.

Many services are available online. Check your renewal notice to see if you're eligible to renew your driver license or ID card online. If so, look at your options to Renew your driver license.

Plan your visit to avoid the crowds
Best times to visit: Busiest times:
  • Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays.
  • Weekday mornings.
  • Lunch time.
  • The 1st day the office is open after a holiday.
  • Weekdays after 3 p.m., when children get out of school.

You can check hours and wait times of driver licensing offices before visiting. Driver licensing offices have shorter hours on Thursdays.

Pre-apply online.

If you're getting your first Washington license, ID card, or permit, you can pre-apply online. You'll get a confirmation ID that you bring to the office. Show us the confirmation ID and we'll have all the information we need to get started.

Come prepared.

Before you go to the driver licensing office, make sure you have everything you need to:

Be ready to pay your fees

See Fees and payment options to find out how much your fees will be before you go to the office, or call us: 360.902.3900.

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