Temporary layoff day means DOL offices closed day after Labor Day

Due to state budget cuts, DOL offices will be closed for business on Tuesday, Sept. 7, as DOL employees take their third required temporary layoff day. Because this temporary layoff day directly follows the Labor Day holiday, all driver licensing offices will be closed Saturday, Sept. 4, through Tuesday, Sept. 7. Offices will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

DOL is advising individuals who need driver license services to try to take advantage of online service options or to plan carefully to minimize their wait if they have to visit an office in person – average wait times will likely be significantly higher than normal when offices reopen Wednesday, Sept. 8.

You can check the DOL website to see if you can renew or replace a driver license or ID card, obtain a copy of your driving record, and renew your vehicle tabs from your home or office computer.

State temporary layoff days do not affect county or private vehicle licensing offices. A list of vehicle licensing offices is available on the department’s website.

Temporary layoff days for state employees were approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor in the face of a $2.8 billion budget shortfall.

One Response to Temporary layoff day means DOL offices closed day after Labor Day

  1. Paul Steenberg says:

    Obviously, your service must be regarded as “poor” when offices are closed during normal, posted, business hours. However, at least you announced the closure on your website. So I could have avoided my wasted trip to your Bremerton licensing office by visiting your website first. I shall do that prior to future visits.

    Thank you.

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