Driver and ID data requests

Learn the requirements for requesting driver and ID data from us.

Who needs to access driver and ID data?

Those who might request driver and ID data include:

  • Employers or prospective employers
  • Insurance companies
  • Transit authorities
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Volunteer organizations
  • Alcohol and drug assessment or treatment agencies
  • City attorneys, prosecuting attorneys, and lawyers in court cases
  • Government agencies, public colleges, or universities

To find out how these groups use driver and ID data, read about how we use your information.

Data request requirements

We do not approve all data requests. We consider each request 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'll send you notice of our decision and, if you're approved, the next steps. We do our best to provide data in the time frame you request, but we can't guarantee when we'll deliver the file.

How to request data

Follow the steps below to request driver or ID data.

1. Apply for a data records contract (if necessary)

Who needs a contract?

  • You must have a contract with us to request protected personal information and data on a regular basis
  • You don't need a contract if you're requesting a one-time data file that doesn't include protected personal information

How to apply for a contract

2. Follow our data sharing rules

See data sharing contract compliance for a full list of requirements.

Data security

Before providing protected personal information, we must evaluate your organization’s data security program to ensure it meets our standards.


After you receive protected personal information, we may audit your organization. This is to ensure you follow contract requirements.

Audit costs are your organization's responsibility.


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 the Secure File Transfer (SFT) process
  • We don't 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 your needs


Fees reimburse us for the cost of providing data to your organization. The following fees are subject to change.

One-time data request fees

  • Your organization must pay for the actual costs of creating and providing the data file
  • Our rate is $60 per hour
  • We can provide an estimate upon request

Recurring data transmission fees

  • You must pay a one-time setup fee of $2,607.68 in advance
  • Each file costs $254.30

Related information

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-902-7100
(TTY: Call 711)
location_on Address:
Department of Licensing
Attn: Public Records Officer PO Box 2957
Olympia , WA 98507-2957
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