Washington State Patrol
525 156th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Driver’s Licensing/Examining Offices
13133 Bel Red Road
Bellevue, WA 98005
1314 Union Avenue NE
Renton, WA 98059
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Frequently Asked Questions
Which vehicles need an emission test?
- As of January 1, 2020 emission testing will no longer be required.
Can my family member or friend pick up my tabs?
Friends and family of the registered owner can renew vehicle and vessel registrations on behalf of the owner if they:
- Provide written authorization from the registered owner (does not need to be notarized) and pay for the registration renewal with cash, or
- Provide the renewal notice and cash (which implies authorization) or
- Provide a check written by the registered owner, in the amount of the renewal plus a subagent fee.
- Provide valid photo identification
- This written authorization from the registered owner will be forwarded to King County Auto Licensing office.
- If you are picking up for a business, you must have some proof connecting you to the company for which you are picking up.
Can I pay with a credit card?
Yes, the link Online Internet Renewals, takes you to the Department of Licensing website, where you can pay with your credit card and choose the option to pick up at our location or have our office mail out your new tabs. This method is allowed because you are paying the state directly.
DOL currently allows payment by check, cash, and all major credit cards at our sub-agency office. There is a state-wide standardized fee for debit and credit card use.