Registration Renewal

In Person or By Mail

Cowlitz County Auditor
207 N 4th Avenue
Kelso, WA 98626


Monday - Thursday; 7:00 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.