DOL online service efforts honored

The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) earned top digital government honors from WSA (formerly Washington Software Alliance) for creating four online applications that allow citizens to conduct business with the agency when and where they want. WSA is the oldest and largest statewide technology trade association.
In announcing the Outstanding Contribution to Digital Government award at WSA’s seventh annual industry achievement awards event in Seattle, on Feb. 7, WSA recognized the DOL as a leader among state agencies, noting it was the “first state agency to offer such a wide array of online services to citizens.” That innovation garnered the department the 2001 award.
Three new online services were offered in 2001, including Internet Tab applications, allowing nearly 5.5 million car owners to renew their license tabs online. Two other applications, Online Corporate Renewals and Uniform Commercial Code filings and searches, are used mainly by businesses from around the state and across the nation.
The DOL plans to offer at least 10 more online services in the next two years.
By July 2002, these will include boat tab renewals, professional engineering license renewal and replacement driver licenses.