WA DOL "Do not issue list" for personalized license plate messages

Alec Glassford filed this request with the Department of Licensing of Washington.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Alec Glassford

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

This is a request for a list of personalized license plate messages on the "do not issue list" (messages that violate laws or administrative rules). A partial list of these messages was provided in response to this request: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/washington-54/rejected-personalized-aka-vanity-license-plates-in-2013-washington-11661/ (see attachment at bottom of page). I am interested in a comprehensive and up to date version of this list through the date of this request (December 8, 2016).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Alec Glassford

From: DOL Public Records

Good morning Mr. Glassford,
Thank you for your recent request for records, as seen in the email below.

We have begun researching your request and anticipate having records or an update for you on or before 1/3/17.
To assist in our research, it would be helpful if you could specify the time period you are interested in. The previous request referenced in your email was dated 2014. Are you looking for similar information about rejected license plates from 2014 through December 8, 2016?
If we do not hear otherwise from you, that is how we will proceed with our research.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.


Karen Landis
Public Disclosure Manager | Administrative Services
Washington State Department of Licensing
(360) 359-4006

This email is a public record. Emails and attachments sent or received by Washington state employees are public records and may be subject to public disclosure under RCW 42.56.

From: Landis, Karen (DOL)

Good morning Mr. Glassford.
Attached to this email is a spreadsheet that contains all personalized plate messages on our "Do Not Issue" list. This is our entire list. Please be aware that this list contains language that may be offensive.

With this email, your request is completed and closed.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

From: Alec Glassford

Hi Karen,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great holiday season.

Alec Glassford