REQUEST A PUBLIC RECORD

In order to maintain the confidentiality of the Agency’s records, we ask that you describe your intended use for the records you are requesting. There are laws which protect these records so the more specific you are, the better we will be able to process your request.

Everything in this request box will be displayed publicly if the agency makes your request public.

YOUR INFORMATION

Who can see my personal information?

The Department of Licensing (DOL) takes data privacy seriously. Some DOL records can only be disclosed to parties with a permissible use.

Vehicle and driver records are protected by federal law [18 USC Chapter 123 (b)(4)] and state law (RCW 46.12.635). These laws also restrict the redisclosure of driver and vehicle records.

By agreeing to this statement, you certify that you have a permissible use for the records you have requested, particularly for any driver or vehicle records.

You further agree that redisclosure or contact with any person named in the records would only be done as allowed in the laws above.

 

If the records do not have any legal protections or restrictions, then permissible use standards will not be applied to your request.

You must check this box to indicate your understanding and agreement before proceeding.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT REQUESTS: Copy and paste the items below into the free form text box on the left. For all of your requests, the following elements are REQUIRED:

  • Reason for this request
  • If investigating a criminal offense, what is the statutory authority (RCW, USC, state statute for the crime, if applicable)
  • Specific items you are requesting 
  • If this is a civil enforcement case, please state that in your request

Exporters and shipping agents: You must provide:

  • A copy of your current business license. Please use the "Choose Files" button to add this document.
  • A bill of sale for each vehicle in your request
  • A power of attorney from the person or business named on the bill of sale.

Vehicle and Vessel Records: Ensure your information includes the following:

  • Year, make, model, plate and/or VIN of the vehicle(s).
  • Is the vehicle in your possession? If yes, how did you obtain it?
  • Owner name/address, if known.
  • What records you are requesting (report of sale, current owner, title history, etc.)
  • How will you use the records?
  • If you are a business, please include a copy of your business license showing active status.
  • If you are an attorney or private investigator, please include a copy of your bar card (or a copy of your current bar status) or private investigator license.
  • If you are a private party, you will need to provide us with your full name and address.
  • If you are a CPS customer, please include your contract number.