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Professional Licenses

New restrictions for businesses and professions

On November 15, Governor Inslee announced new restrictions for some businesses. This is in response to the recent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in Washington and across the country. The new restrictions apply to all counties, regardless of what phase the county is in. They are effective from midnight on November 16 through December 14.

The new restrictions come as Washington sees consistent increasing daily case counts. There were over 2,000 cases a day over the weekend and average cases in the state doubled over the past 2 weeks. Continue reading “New restrictions for businesses and professions”

Amid new COVID restrictions, DOL offices remain open by appointment only

Governor Jay Inslee announced new restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. They do not affect state agency operations.

Our public offices are still open by appointment only. This includes driver licensing offices and prorate and fuel tax counters. Drive testing and knowledge testing also are ongoing.

Appointments are for customers who can’t complete their task online, by phone, or by mail. We encourage residents to take advantage of expanded online services. Continue reading “Amid new COVID restrictions, DOL offices remain open by appointment only”

Remote option temporarily available for notaries

Updated 1:30 p.m., December 10, 2020

Notaries with an electronic records endorsement can now get a remote notary endorsement. This option has been extended through March 16, 2021.

Who can provide this service?

You must meet all 3 requirements:

  • Be a licensed notary public.
  • Have an electronic notary endorsement.
  • Have Remote Online Notary (RON) authority.

Continue reading “Remote option temporarily available for notaries”