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Applying for a Driver’s License with no Social Security Number

Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) has a policy about residency documents that you will need to show if you are applying for a driver's license or ID card. This publication tells you what documents you need. #9349EN

Certificate of Parental Improvement (CPI)

If you have an older founded finding of child abuse or neglect in the state of Washington, getting this certificate can give you a chance to work. #2960EN

Child Support and License Suspension

DCS may suspend licenses of parents who are behind in their child support payments. The law allows DCS to suspend any license issued by the State of Washington, including drivers' licenses, hunting licenses, fishing licenses, professional licenses and contractor or occupational licenses. This explains your rights and obligations under the law. #3809EN

Got Unpaid Traffic Tickets? How to Avoid Getting Your Driver License Suspended

Information on how to request a hearing if you receive a traffic ticket and how to prepare for the hearing. This talks about community service and payment plan options. #9354EN.

Identity Documents for Washington Drivers Licenses

Learn the law about the type of identification documents needed to get a driver's license in Washington state. #9350EN

My driver’s license was suspended. Can I get it back?

What you can do to try to get your driver's license back if it has been suspended because of tickets. #9356EN

Name Change

In Washington State, if you are eighteen or older, you can choose and use any name you wish, as long as you are not trying to defraud (cheat) someone. This describes the process. #3400EN

What happens if there is an accident and I am uninsured?

Learn about Washington's mandatory insurance law and the laws that apply if you have an accident while driving without insurance. #0313EN

Certificate of Parental Improvement (CPI)

If you have an older founded finding of child abuse or neglect in the state of Washington, getting this certificate can give you a chance to work. #2960EN

Certificate of Restoration of Opportunity (CROP)

Getting a CROP can make it easier for you to get work, housing, and/or an occupational license if you have served your criminal sentence. This has general information about CROP. #2952EN

File a Petition for Certificate of Restoration of Opportunity (CROP)

Use this packet if you have a criminal conviction history, especially one that caused you to lose an occupational license, you have finished your sentence/s, and you plan to look for work/housing, or you want to get (back) an occupational license. This packet includes the forms you will need to get a CROP. #2954EN

Child Support and License Suspension

DCS may suspend licenses of parents who are behind in their child support payments. The law allows DCS to suspend any license issued by the State of Washington, including drivers' licenses, hunting licenses, fishing licenses, professional licenses and contractor or occupational licenses. This explains your rights and obligations under the law. #3809EN

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