OLYMPIA -- Several state Department of Licensing offices will reopen by appointment only starting June 22.
The agency announced in a blog post that they will be opening offices in phases based on several factors, such as location, community access, weekdays open, and staffing.
There are other offices being considered for reopening, though no dates have been set.
The following offices will be the first to reopen:
Online services are available for some services, such as for renewing or replacing pre-existing issued WA drivers licenses or renewing car tabs.
DOL also stresses in-person appointments are for customers whose services cannot be done online, over the phone or by mail.
Services offered by appointment only include:
DOL offices have been closed since late March due to concerns around the coronavirus and the statewide shutdown ordered by the governor.
With many counties moving out of Phase 1, more non-essential businesses are opening, including restaurants, professional services, office-based businesses, libraries and retailers.
Like most other businesses and agencies, DOL offices will be incorporating several health and safety practices.
Employees will undergo daily temperate checks before work. Customers will be encouraged to wear face coverings and asked about any COVID-19 symptoms. Physical distancing will also be maintained between employees and customers inside, and surfaces will be sanitized frequently.
More details can be found on the DOL website for how to book an appointment with a local DOL office.