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Search For-Hire Driver Licenses and Permits

Enter a for-hire driver license or permit number to see if it is active, if it has Wheelchair Accessible Taxi (WAT) certification, and what the expiration date is. If the number has expired or does not exist, no results will show.

Driver information is updated each Friday afternoon.

Did my for-hire license expire?

Taxi and for-hire drivers whose for-hire driver license had an expiration date in March 2020 through June 2021 received extensions if they had a valid Washington State driver license. In June 2021, we resumed processing renewal applications.

Is my TNC for-hire permit ready?

Your TNC will tell you the status of your application throughout the process. King County does not provide the application status to individuals.

Did you know?

We love hearing compliments about drivers, but we also hear complaints and we have to keep drivers in compliance. You studied a lot to get your for-hire license or permit, so put that knowledge to use and avoid these common issues!

Common complaints

  • Fare manipulation
  • Ride refusal for destination
  • Unsafe or dirty vehicle
  • Reckless driving
  • Unprofessional driver conduct
  • Unneccessarily long route

Common citations

  • Fare manipulation 
  • Ride refusal for destination
  • Expired or improperly displayed permit or license
  • TNC vehicle endorsement improperly displayed
  • TNC driver soliciting off-app
  • Vehicle maintenance

Violation notice

If you receive a Notice and Order of Violation from us that includes a civil penalty, please mail payment to: King County Licensing, 500 4th Avenue Rm 403, Seattle, WA 98104. Make a check or money order payable to King County Licensing; mailing cash is discouraged. Please be sure to include the FE and for-hire driver numbers from the violation notice on the payment. If you disagree with the terms of the violation and want to appeal, complete a Statement of Appeal and mail it to the address on the back of the violation notice. Appeals must be received by the “Appeal By” date indicated on the violation.

A Notice and Order of Violation from King County will include the King County logo at the top of the page. If you do not see the King County logo, check to see if the notice has a City of Seattle or Port of Seattle logo and, if so, follow the instructions in the notice to respond. The King County logo looks like this:

King County

206-263-1982

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