Washington Motorcycle License

Just purchased a motorcycle? Looking to transition from four wheels to two? There are a few things you need to complete before seeking your motorcycle driving license or endorsement in Washington. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DOL related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DOL in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DOL.

3: Via a DOL office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DOL office. Varying DOL offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DOL closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DOL allows you to make a personal appointment.

Obtaining A New Washington Motorcycle License

Getting your motorcycle drivers license can be very exciting. The first thing you need to do before you can put your new motorcycle on the road is to obtain state certification and motorcycle insurance.

In order to obtain a motorcycle license in Washington, you will need to head in to the DOL and meet a number of requirements. The requirements for getting a motorcycle depend on several factors, including your age and whether or not you already have a Washington driver's license. Make sure to carefully go through everything on this sheet in order to ensure that you follow all the necessary steps to getting your motorcycle license.

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Renewing Your Washington Motorcycle License

You need to renew your motorcycle license every five years. Your motorcycle license expires on your birthday and may be renewed up to six weeks before expiration. In Washington, you have the option to renew your license either online, by mail or in person at your local DOL office.

As long as your information has not changed and your license has not been revoked or suspended, and you have social security number that has been verified by the DOL, most people will be able to use the online and mail-in option. Be sure to check the renewal notice that you received in the mail indicating which options are available to you.

To renew your Washington motorcycle drivers license in person, you will want to make an appointment with your local DOL, especially if you need to retake a written knowledge test. Visit http://www.dol.wa.gov/officelocations.html for a full list of DOL locations in Washington.

You will also need to bring proper identification and a form of payment for renewal fees. For a full checklist and guide to renewing your motorcycle license, visit motorcyclelicenses.org.

Replacing Your Lost Or Stolen Washington Motorcycle License

You will need to replace your Washington motorcycle license if it has been lost, stolen or destroyed. In Washington, you may replace your license in person at your local DOL.

There is a $20 fee to replace a motorcycle license. It is recommended that you make an appointment with your local DOL beforehand. For a list of local DOL offices, visit http://www.dol.wa.gov/officelocations.html.

For a full checklist and guide to replacing your motorcycle license, visit motorcyclelicenses.org.