April 20, 2015
Prom night creates driving hazards for many young people in our state each spring.
Hiring a limousine service is one way parents and students can ease their anxiety and help ensure the night’s travel itinerary is safe.
However, there are unlicensed limousine services putting everyone on the road at risk.
Unlicensed and unregulated limo businesses offer rides in vehicles that may be dangerous and driven by people who are unfit to drive or provide services to young people.
Parents and students can easily check whether a business is licensed by visiting the Department of Licensing’s website.
DOL’s website includes consumer tips, a printable poster and a video that offers tips about hiring a limo service.
DOL’s printable poster states, Don’t Muck Around When You Rent a Limo, and includes helpful information.
March 28, 2012
Whether you are a high school student getting ready for prom, or someone planning a special event, if you are going to be hiring a limo, make sure it is licensed by the state.
There are many quality limousine companies to choose from in Washington state. Always check references and make sure the company is licensed before you hire them.
To find out if the limousine service you plan to use is licensed by the state, visit the Department of Licensing website at www.dol.wa.gov/business/limousine/
If you do not see the business listed, or you do not see it listed as a limousine company, please call 360-705-6744 to verify the limousine company is properly licensed.
Ride safely and in style.
August 15, 2011
- Tatoo artist Hanz Zarate of Pierced Hearts Tattoo Parlor in Seattle. (Seattle Times photo by Michelle Archer)
While most everyone knows we issue driver licenses, ID cards and vehicle tabs, an often overlooked area of the Department of Licensing’s responsibilities is business and professional licensing. We regulate 34 professions that represent more than 264,000 active licensees.
A recent Seattle Times article provides a great overview of our programs.