Beginning today, it will cost you a little more to get your driver's license.
The fee for new licenses and renewals is now $45, up from $25.
The license application and examination cost is going up from $20 to $35. The permit fee is also increasing from $20 to $25.
These fee increases, passed by the 2012 State Legislature, are required to continue to fund the operation and maintenance of the roads, streets, bridges, ferries, transit systems, and other services that make up the state's transportation system.
Renton has one DMV office where drivers can go to get a license. It is located in the Highlands at 1314 Union Ave N.E.
Drivers who need to renew their registrations should visit the DMV office in downtown Renton at 329 Williams Ave. S.
Are the fee increases worth supporting the current service and maintenance levels on the states roads, bridges, ferries and transit system, or does the state need to find a better or more efficient way of funding Washington's transportation systems?