July 22, 2019
Seattle is growing, and we’re growing along with it.
Effective Tuesday, July 30, our downtown Seattle licensing service office will be housed in a new location:
450 3rd Ave W, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98119
July 26 is the last day at the Spring Street office.
Although the new office will normally be open on Mondays, it will be closed July 29 so we can install and test new cameras, finish office setup, and acclimate staff. We’ll be ready to serve the public the following day.
With nearly double the space of the Spring Street office, the new location on 3rd Avenue will help with customer flow and provide a more comfortable environment for visitors and staff. The addition of three work counters, cameras at each workstation, and other updated equipment and software will also help us more effectively meet customer needs.
The change of address won’t affect hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
June 7, 2019
Boat registrations in Washington must be renewed by June 30.
As boating season revs up, make sure you’re not left high and dry. To stay valid, boat registrations are due to be renewed by June 30 each year in Washington state.
Registration decals are good for one year, beginning on July 1. If your boat is currently registered, go online to renew for the coming year. You can also visit a vehicle/vessel licensing office.
If your registration is expired:
- You can renew online for the current registration year only (before June 30).
- You can renew online for the coming registration year only after you’ve renewed for the current year.
- If you have not registered for the current year and wish to renew for the coming year, visit a vehicle/vessel licensing office after July 1.
If you are purchasing a boat or bringing one in from out of state, you must register it within 15 days.
Want to receive reminders by email? Sign up at the Department of Licensing website — just scroll to the bottom and click on “Get or update email reminders.” It takes less than a minute.
If you need further assistance, please call 360-902-3770 or email CustomerCare@dol.wa.gov.
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.
October 29, 2009
by Christine Anthony
The Department of Licensing has increased its offering of online business licenses from five to more than 90, in a recent expansion of the Internet Master Business Application.
The department is making it easier for business owners to register for multiple licenses that are regulated by multiple state agencies.
“We are providing one-stop licensing services for business owners that will… (read more).