SEATTLE, Wash. — Now that people are not driving as much, and with state offices closed, people have missed opportunities to renew their driver's licenses or renew their car tabs in person.
When you click on the Department of Licensing’s website, the information is on the front page. Once you get started, you’ll need a credit card and will be charged a 3% fee. If you don’t have a credit card, you can plug in your bank account information.
You’ll fill out the online form with your name, birth date, driver's license number or ID card number, social security number if applicable, and current address. Once that’s approved, you can print out the temporary license, but you won’t have a photo, so you cannot use it solely as an ID.
As far as car tabs, the governor has not announced any extensions yet, though when asked by reporters, he said it was an interesting question and would be considered.
Washington State Patrol trooper Ryan Burke said there is no official policy, but the agency was not taking any urgent action on ticketing people with expired tabs. Tacoma Police officer Wendy Haddow also said expired tabs were currently not a priority.