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RCW 46.20.205

Change of address or name.

(1) Whenever any person after applying for or receiving a driver's license or identicard moves from the address named in the application or in the license or identicard issued to him or her, the person shall within ten days thereafter notify the department of the address change. The notification must be in writing on a form provided by the department and must include the number of the person's driver's license. The written notification, or other means as designated by rule of the department, is the exclusive means by which the address of record maintained by the department concerning the licensee or identicard holder may be changed.

     (a) The form must contain a place for the person to indicate that the address change is not for voting purposes. The department of licensing shall notify the secretary of state by the means described in *RCW 29.07.270(3) of all change of address information received by means of this form except information on persons indicating that the change is not for voting purposes.

     (b) Any notice regarding the cancellation, suspension, revocation, disqualification, probation, or nonrenewal of the driver's license, commercial driver's license, driving privilege, or identicard mailed to the address of record of the licensee or identicard holder is effective notwithstanding the licensee's or identicard holder's failure to receive the notice.

     (2) When a licensee or holder of an identicard changes his or her name of record, the person shall notify the department of the name change. The person must make the notification within ten days of the date that the name change is effective. The notification must be in writing on a form provided by the department and must include the number of the person's driver's license. The department of licensing shall not change the name of record of a person under this section unless the person has again satisfied the department regarding his or her identity in the manner provided by RCW 46.20.035.

[1999 c 6 § 24; 1998 c 41 § 13; 1996 c 30 § 4; 1994 c 57 § 52; 1989 c 337 § 6; 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 13; 1965 ex.s. c 121 § 18.]

Notes:

     *Reviser's note: RCW 29.07.270 was recodified as RCW 29A.08.350 pursuant to 2003 c 111 § 2401, effective July 1, 2004. RCW 29.07.270 was also amended by 2003 c 111 § 226, deleting subsection (3).

     Intent -- 1999 c 6: See note following RCW 46.04.168.

     Intent -- Construction -- Effective date -- 1998 c 41: See notes following RCW 46.20.265.

     Effective date -- 1996 c 30: See note following RCW 46.25.010.

     Severability -- Effective date -- 1994 c 57: See notes following RCW 29A.16.040.