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Washington (WA DOL) Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the Washington DOL.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Department of Licensing. The official website for the Washington DOL is:

Online Services at the Washington DOL

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The Washington DOL offers the following services online:

  • Change your address.
  • Renew your license.
  • Renew your tabs.

Visit to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

Washington Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

Washington DOL Practice Tests

Washington DOL Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free Washington DOL Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in Washington

Driver’s Education in Washington

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

Washington Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in Washington has you covered!

Washington Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

Washington Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

Washington Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

Washington Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

Washington License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a Washington driver’s license?

You’ll need to bring proof of your identity, age, address, and Social Security Number to the DOL.

How do I renew my driver’s license in Washington?

You can renew online, by mail, or in person.

How long do I have to renew my Washington driver’s license after it expires?

You have 60 days to renew without having to retake your tests. If you are found driving with an expired license you may face fines and penalties.

When will I receive my Washington driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

You should receive your updated license within about 30 days.

Do I need to get a Washington driver’s license if I move from another state.

Yes, you’ll have 30 days to do so.

Can I get a copy of my Washington registration online?

No, you’ll need to mail a form or visit the DOL office.

How do I renew my car registration in Washington?

You can renew online, by mail, or in person.

Can I renew my car registration online in Washington?

Yes, you can renew car registrations online.

What happens if my Washington car registration is expired?

You may need to pay a late fee.

When will I receive my Washington car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

You should receive your renewed tabs within 5-15 business days.

How much of my Washington car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to Washington?

Yes and you’ll have 30 days to do so.

Washington DOL Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the Washington office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the Washington DOL, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

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