REQUEST A PUBLIC RECORD

Please review the information in the sidebar to ensure that your request can be processed without delays.

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

YOUR INFORMATION

Who can see my personal information?

Thank you for your request. The Department of Licensing (DOL) is committed to protecting the data of our customers. Certain personal information may be protected by federal and state laws which restrict the disclosure, use, and re-disclosure of DOL’s data and records. 

All requests will be evaluated to determine if disclosure is allowed by law.  DOL may require additional information from you to determine the response to your request.  

You are responsible for ensuring the records are not used in a way that violates legal conditions.  Any violation may subject you to penalties under law.  

By clicking on the box below, you and/or any organization that you’re representing, agree to the following: 

  1. You certify to the accuracy of the information you provided;
  2. You attest to the validity of any business credentials provided to DOL;
  3. You will only use records provided by DOL for the reasons described in your request or as legally allowed; and
  4. You will only contact individuals named in the records as allowed by law.

 Before your request can be submitted, you must check this box to indicate your understanding and agreement. If you have concerns, please reach out to us at PublicRecords@dol.wa.gov

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LAW ENFORCEMENT 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

Vehicle and Vessel Records: Ensure you include 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?
  • 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.

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

Contracted Plate Search (formerly IVIPS)

  • Please include your contract number (CPS Account Number) with your request
  • Include the year, make, model, plate and/or VIN of the vehicle(s)
  • What records you are requesting (report of sale, current owner, title history, etc.)
  • How will you use the records?

Requester Support: An account will be created for you when you submit your first request on a portal.