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NOTICE:  Vehicle/Vessel Licensing Services Unavailable August 31 - September 3

The Washington State Department of Licensing vehicle/vessel licensing system will be shut down August 31 through September 3 for a system upgrade.  All licensing services will be unavailable during that time.  Normal operations will resume on September 4.

In Person or By Mail
Cowlitz County Auditor
207 N 4th Ave.
Kelso, WA 98626

Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You may also visit one of our subagents, who provide vehicle and vessel services, and offer the convenience of extended hours on weekdays and weekends.

Busiest times of the month are the first and last weeks.  Busiest times of the day are from noon to 2:00 p.m.  If you want to avoid lines, renew online or by mail.  We generally have a five day turn around for mail in renewals (remember, the first and end of the month are busy).

Washington State Vehicle Licensing Offices.

Avoid the lines and renew online



License Express
Department of Licensing has expanded online services available to Washington residents.

You can receive renewal reminders by email. Boat renewal notices are no longer mailed. 
Sign up for email renewal notices.

License Express allows you to securely manage your drivers license or ID cards, cars, motorcycles, boats, trailers, and their addresses - all in one place.

Additional information on License Express.

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