**UPDATE as of Aug. 1, 2019
New Contracted Plate Search applications will once again be processed like normal, the DOL announced on of August 1.
"The Department of Licensing has resolved the issue related to dealers’ access to vehicle owner information," the Department wrote to WSIADA. "[Dealers] may again apply for access to Contracted Plate Search."
=====Original alert posted July 28=====
Previous title: New Plate Search apps rejected for next 3 months
The DOL will be rejecting new access applications to Contracted Plate Search (formerly IVIPS) until roughly November.
"We are not accepting new applications for the service," a DOL official told WSIADA. "We are in the process of reviewing our policies related to releasing vehicle owner information to ensure they match all applicable public disclosure laws."
Writing on July 29, the official added, "If they are still interested in signing up for an account, they can submit a new application in three (3) months."