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If the information on this translated website is unclear, please contact us at 360.902.3900 for help in your language of choice.

Tips for visiting an office: Driver licensing offices

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.

Remember, driver licensing offices have shorter hours on Thursdays because they open an hour later.

Pre-apply online.

If you're getting your first Washington license, ID card, or permit, you'll save time at the driver licensing office if you 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.

Skip a trip. Go online.

If your renewal notice says you're eligible to renew your driver license or ID card online, see your options to Renew your driver license instead of traveling to a driver licensing office.

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