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Department of Licensing

  Average Annual FTEs Near General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Current Budget 1,437.5 9,194 412,735 421,929
2019-21 Maintenance Level 1,443.4 9,218 415,748 424,966
Difference from 2017-19 5.9 24 3,013 3,037
% Change from 2017-19 0.41% 0.26% 0.73% 0.72%

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

Initiative 976 Implementation Costs 0.0 0 117 117
Collector Vehicle License Plates 0.20 0 286 286
Agency Efficiency Savings 0.0 0 (2,000) (2,000)
Six-Year Facility Plan 0.0 0 1,540 1,540
Polaris Maintenance 0.0 0 4,624 4,624
Splitting State Wildlife Account 0.0 0 57 57
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 0.20 0 4,624 4,624

2019-21 Policy Comp Changes

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase 0.0 0 36 36
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 0 36 36

2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 0 4 4
Attorney General 0.0 1 18 19
DES Central Services 0.0 0 2 2
OFM Central Services 0.0 3 44 47
AGO Central Services 0.0 0 63 63
Central Services CTS 0.0 0 2 2
Central Services DES 0.0 0 22 22
Central Services OFM 0.0 0 322 322
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 4 477 481
Total Policy Changes 0.20 4 5,137 5,141
2019-21 Policy Level 1,443.6 9,222 420,885 430,107
Difference from 2017-19 6.1 28 8,150 8,178
% Change from 2017-19 0.42% 0.30% 2.0% 1.9%

Policy Changes

Attorney General

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of legal service charges from the Attorney General’s Office. (Business and Professions Account - State, Funeral and Cemetery Account - Non-Appropriated, Real Estate Commission Account - State, other funds)

DES Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) for campus rent, utilities, parking, and contracts; capital project surcharges; financing cost recovery; public and historic facilities; real estate services; risk management services; personnel service rates; the Perry Street child care center; small agency services; and the department’s enterprise applications. (Business and Professions Account - State, Real Estate Commission Account - State)

OFM Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Office of Financial Management (OFM) for statewide financial applications, One Washington, and other OFM central services. (Business and Professions Account - State, Real Estate Commission Account - State, Uniform Commercial Code Account - State, other funds)

Polaris Maintenance

Maintenance and support funding is provided to the department for the newly acquired POLARIS business and professions licensing system. (Architects' License Account - State, Business and Professions Account - State, Real Estate Commission Account - State, other funds)

Initiative 976 Implementation Costs

Funding is provided for information technology upgrades for the fee changes dictated by Initiative 976, which was approved by voters in the general election. (Highway Safety Account - State, Motor Vehicle Account - State)

Collector Vehicle License Plates

The Department of Licensing requests funding to support agency-proposed legislation that will implement changes to collector vehicle registration statutes. The proposed changes will allow the department to better enforce the issuance of the collector vehicle plates, decrease inappropriate use of those plates, and recover state revenue. (Motor Vehicle Account - State)

Agency Efficiency Savings

The agency is to find efficiencies in its operations to save $2 million in funding. (Highway Safety Account - State)

Six-Year Facility Plan

The Department of Licensing requests $2,038,000 in one-time costs to relocate three Licensing Service Offices (LSO) and to conduct critical roof repairs to an agency owned facility. The LSO relocations are identified in the 2019-2025 Agency Desired Six-Year Facilities Plan submitted to the Office of Financial Management (OFM). The request for LSO relocation responds to operational and emergent facility needs that accommodate increasing population, which affect workload volumes due to increased demand for driver licensing and identicard services. (Highway Safety Account - State)

Splitting State Wildlife Account

Funding is provided for information technology updates at the department to split the state wildlife account.

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase

For eligible Public Employees' and Teachers' Retirement Systems Plan 1 members, this item provides an increase of 1.5 percent, up to a maximum of $22 per month. (Business and Professions Account - State, Highway Safety Account - State, Motor Vehicle Account - State, other funds)

Archives/Records Management

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of state archiving and state records center costs from the Secretary of State’s Office. (Highway Safety Account - State, Motor Vehicle Account - State)

AGO Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of legal service charges from the Attorney General's Office. (Highway Safety Account - Federal, Motor Vehicle Account - State, Motorcycle Safety Education Account - State)

Central Services CTS

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of charges from Consolidated Technology Services (CTS) for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Cyber Security, state network, enterprise services, small agency IT services, state data center operations, security gateways, and geospatial imaging services. (Highway Safety Account - State)

Central Services DES

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of charges from the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) for campus rent, utilities, parking, and contracts; capital project surcharges; financing cost recovery; public and historic facilities; real estate services; risk management services; personnel service rates; the Perry Street child care center; small agency services; and the department's enterprise applications. (Highway Safety Account - State, Motor Vehicle Account - State)

Central Services OFM

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of charges from the Office of Financial Management (OFM) for statewide financial applications, One Washington, and other OFM central services. (Highway Safety Account - State, Ignition Interlock Device Revolving - State, Motor Vehicle Account - State, other funds)