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Driver and ID data requests

Things to know:

  • We do not approve all requests. We consider all requests for data based on the following criteria:
    • Whether your organization can legally receive the data.
    • Your organization’s ability to safeguard Protected Personal Information (PPI).
    • If we have the resources to provide the data.
    We will send notice of our decision and, if approved, the next steps. We strive to provide data on the timing requested. We cannot guarantee when we will deliver the file.


  • We require a contract when you request PPI and data on a recurring basis.
  • A contract is not required if you are requesting a one–time data file that does not include PPI.
  • Before submitting the Data Records Contract Application, review the Contract Terms and Conditions.
  • We may require your organization to go through regular audits. This is to ensure you follow contract requirements.


  • We require an evaluation of your organization’s data security program. We must do the evaluation before providing PPI to ensure you meet our standards.
  • After receiving PPI, your organization may be subject to audits. Audit costs will be the responsibility of your organization.
  • See Data sharing contract compliance for a full list of those requirements.

The federal Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) and Washington State laws govern:

  • Who can receive aggregate driver data.
  • For what purpose they can receive it.

Service details

  • We provide files electronically using Secure File Transfer (SFT) process. We do not provide data on portable media, such as CDs or DVDs.
  • We can deliver data on a regular, scheduled basis.
  • The file layout varies based on customer needs.


The following fees are subject to change.

  • One–time data:
    • We require your organization to pay for the actual costs of creating and providing the data file.
    • The rate is $60 per hour.
    • We can provide an estimate upon request.
    • Fees reimburse us for the cost of providing the data to your organization.
  • Recurring data transmissions:
    • You must pay a one–time set up fee of $2,607.68 in advance.
    • There is a $254.30 per file fee.
    • Fees reimburse us for the cost of providing the data to your organization.

Related information

Questions? Need help?

  • Email us: PublicRecords@dol.wa.gov
  • Send us mail:

    Department of Licensing
    Attn: Public Records Officer
    PO Box 2957
    Olympia, WA 98507–2957

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