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Our website is changing! Starting March 31, 2023 our website will look different, but we're working hard to make sure you can still find what you need.  
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A Process Server is a person who serves court papers on a party to a lawsuit. If you wish to become a process server, either by renewing your current license or applying for a new one, please submit the following:

  • Completed registration form (PDF)
  • Copy of your valid government-issued identification
  • $10 fee (make a check or money order payable to King County Licensing; mailing cash is discouraged)

Our office is currently closed to the public. Your completed application package can be mailed to our office at the new address below:

  • King County Licensing
  • 201 S. Jackson St.
  • M/S KSC-ES-0206
  • Seattle, WA 98104

Our drop box has also relocated to King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson St. in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood. The drop box is located on the King Street side of the building between the Metro Pass Sales office and the building entrance.

Records and Licensing Services is moving!

King County Records and Licensing Services is moving to a new location in Pioneer Square, King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson St., in preparation for the opening of a new Customer Service Center in early 2023.

All services continue to be provided online, by phone, or by U.S. mail for now. If you have documents to record (marriage licenses, real estate deeds, mortgages, etc.), need to apply for a marriage license, or need to pay real estate excise taxes, plan ahead. There may be service delays as our Recorder's Office staff work out of temporary space during the transition to the new permanent location. Licensing Services (vehicle and vessel licensing, taxi/for-hire/TNC licensing, and process server licensing) may also see minor service delays.

Tips to manage during this time are available here.