Washington DMV

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About DMV Locations

In Washington, the Department of Licensing (DOL) is the state agency responsible for driver services, vehicle and boat services, and professional licensing services. The Vehicle Licensing Office is responsible for issuing plates, new or replacement titles for a boat or vehicle, and renewals of vehicle tabs. The Driver Licensing Office manages driver's license and state identification card services.

To register and title a vehicle in Washington, you must have a driver's license in the state. Fees and requirements for registration vary, so you must call your nearest Vehicle Licensing Office for your specific requirements. After you submit your forms and payment, you will be issued plates. To transfer a vehicle title to your name, you will need to check with the Vehicle Licensing Office to see how much the title will cost. You must complete an application and other required documentation. The information you need may vary depending on your county. To replace a title, complete an Affidavit of Loss form, bring it to the Vehicle Licensing Office, and pay the fee. New and replacement titles take about 8 to 10 weeks to arrive.

In order to receive a new driver's license in Washington, you must be over the age of 18. You can apply at a Driver Licensing Office with proof of your identity, residency, and your Social Security number. You must pass the vision test and pay the fees. Unless you hold a valid out-of-state license, you may also have to pass knowledge and driving tests. You will receive a temporary license at the Driver Licensing Office, and your permanent license will arrive by mail within 7 to 10 days. Teens can apply for an instruction permit at age 15 and an intermediate license between ages 16 and 18.