When a court or other juvenile agency notifies us that you have violated the minor in possession law, we'll:
Convictions don't show on your driving record, only that your license was revoked.
We'll notify your home state or province that your license was revoked, and they may take license action there.
Starting 45 days after we mail you the notice of revocation, your license will be revoked:
|Type of offense||Length of revocation|
|First notice||1 year or until your 17th birthday, whichever is longer.|
|Second or subsequent notice||
2 years or until your 18th birthday, whichever is longer.
Multiple violations may run consecutively.
Once you're 21 years old, the Department of Licensing will release any minor in possession revocations.
Depending on the type of offense, you may be able to reinstate your driver license before the full term of the revocation is completed:
|Type of offense||Date when you're eligible for early license reinstatement|
|Possession of firearms||No early reinstatement available.|
|First notice, possession of alcohol or drugs||1 year after whichever comes last:
|Second notice, possession of alcohol or drugs||Whichever comes last:
No, you can't be issued any type of driver license or instruction permit while your license is revoked for minor in possession.
You can't request a hearing for this type of license revocation. However, you can challenge the revocation by requesting that we conduct an administrative review. Only 2 issues will be considered during the review:
You may request a review within 15 days of the date on the license revocation letter you received from us. The letter includes a request form that you may complete and send to us by:
Once you're eligible to apply for a new license or instruction permit, you must:
Keep your address current with us so we can notify you of any changes to your driving status. Report any change of address within 10 days of moving online through License eXpress, or using the Washington Driver License/ID Card Change of Address form.
Contact the court where you were convicted to discuss the possibility of getting your license reinstated early. If they decide to grant your request, they'll complete a Request for Early Reinstatement form and send it to us. We'll notify you in writing when you're eligible to apply for a new license or instruction permit.
Email us: CustomerCare@dol.wa.gov