FOLLOWUP: Want to run the next West Seattle vehicle-licensing office?

(WSB photo from January, former West Seattle Licenses office post-closure)

More than two months after the abrupt closure of West Seattle Licenses, this area’s longtime vehicle-licensing subagent, the search has begun for a successor. King County, which handles the contracts for licensing subagents, has just published the Request for Proposals. . The RFP document (PDF) spells out qualifications and criteria for how applications will be rated. The document also notes the volume of business the previous office did – last year, 20,966 title transactions, 85,078 non-title transactions. The successful applicant will have to provide their own office, within boundaries shown in a map – between SW Charlestown and SW Holden (north to south), between Beach Drive and Delridge/16th (west to east). Anyone interested has to apply by April 9th; county spokesperson Cameron Satterfield tells WSB that if the process proceeds as quickly as it could, a new subagent could be in business as soon as June. Meantime, here’s a list of currently open licensing offices around the county.

2 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Want to run the next West Seattle vehicle-licensing office?"

  • SillyGoose March 10, 2020 (9:41 am)

    Can you please make it a rule at this new location that before tabs are issued that the customer has to show proof of valid vehicle insurance!!!  I want to run this place just to enforce this!!! 

  • Xana La Fuente March 11, 2020 (10:22 am)

    I recently got tabs there and they didn’t ask for proof of insurance. But the car was a gift. And I needed to see it would be worth it. What’s funny is the lady got all up in arms over what I listed as the price I paid fo it. Another employee finally chimed in and said it was fine. Awkward! 

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