Vehicle use policy changes

The Use of Vehicles for County Business policy, which covers the use of non-revenue county vehicles and employee-provided vehicles to conduct county business, was recently updated. Since county employees conduct business all over Washington state, one important change that came with this update is allowing vehicles to be driven outside of King County without prior authorization. However, other policies and department or division requirements still apply.

Employees who drive county vehicles must have a valid Washington state driver’s license and follow the King County Vehicle Driver’s Operating Manual. The manual covers how and when to use county vehicles, how and where to get fuel, and what to do in case of an accident or breakdown. Additionally, people who frequently drive a county vehicle or their own vehicle on county business need to complete a driver improvement course every three years administered by the Safety and Claims Management Office.

If you have questions or need more information about the policy on county vehicle use, contact Fleet Services Policy Manager Kimberly Cisson at or 206-263-8782.