Driver license designs

You may use the images on this page as an aid for validating Washington state driver licenses and ID cards. You may not alter or use any of these images for other purposes. These images are the property of the Washington State Department of Licensing.

Type of license 2018 design
(Issued as of July 2018)
2017 design
(Issued as of February 2017)
Old design
(Valid until expiration)
Driver license for minors
(Younger than 21)
Under 21 driver license issued after July 2018
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Under 21 driver license issued after February 2017
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Under 21 driver license issued before February 2017
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Driver license for adults
(21 years and older)
Over 21 driver license issued after July 2018
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Over 21 driver license issued after February 2017
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Over 21 driver license issued before February 2017
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Commercial driver license (CDL) Over 21 commercial driver license issued after July 2018
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Over 21 commercial driver license issued after February 2017
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Over 21 commercial driver license issued before February 2017
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Enhanced driver license (EDL)
(21 years and older)
Over 21 enhanced driver license issued after July 2018
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Over 21 enhanced driver license issued after February 2017
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Over 21 enhanced driver license issued before February 2017
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Enhanced driver license for minors
(Younger than 21)
21 and under enhanced driver license issued after July 2018
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21 and under enhanced driver license issued after February 2017
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21 and under enhanced driver license issued before February 2017
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Restriction driver license*
(21 years and older)
*Issued as of September 2018
Over 21 restriction license issued after September 2018
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Temporary driver license
(Printed on paper)

Note: This document is intended to be used for driving purposes only. It's not valid for identification unless used with another piece of identification, like a recently expired driver license.

no change Temporary driver license issued after February 2017
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Temporary driver license issued after February 2017
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