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In-person services closed

The King County Licensing Office, located in the King County Administration Building in downtown Seattle, is currently closed for walk-in service. Please contact your taxi association, for-hire company, or TNC company for updates. County staff are available by phone at 206-263-1982.

King County is responsible for approving any/all companies and drivers who wish to operate in the following areas: all of unincorporated King County, Port of Seattle including Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (requires additional Port of Seattle authorization) and within the city limits of Auburn, Bellevue, Burien, Covington, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Maple Valley, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, and Shoreline.

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Vehicle and Vessel Licensing
Taxi, For-Hire, and TNC Licensing
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Hours of operation:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday