Edmonds Auto License still open for business

We’re still here and will still be open
By Pat Ratliff | Jan 10, 2013
Photo by: Pat Ratliff Jo Dwyer, owner of Edmonds Auto License, says she is still in business despite Petosa's Family Grocer closing Feb. 28.

Last week, the Beacon reported on an “old friend” to Edmonds residents, Petosa’s Family Grocer, that will soon be shutting its doors.

But another “old friend” – Edmonds Auto License – is not closing. It will remain open in its present location, inside the building occupied by Petosa’s, even after the market shuts down.

“Don’t forget about us,” Jo Dwyer, owner of Edmonds Auto License, said. “We’re still here and will still be open.”

Edmonds Auto License has been in business in Edmonds for 52 years, 12 at its present location inside Petosa’s Family Grocer. Dwyer’s parents started the business in 1961.

“We’re working with the owner of the building to keep a separate access, even after the market closes,” Dwyer said.

She said she hopes another market will take over the location and she’ll be able to remain where she is.

“Worst case scenario,” she said, “if we have to move eventually, we’re going to stay within a close radius. We’re looking at other options, but will not make any decisions right now.”

The popular licensing business allows Edmonds residents to stay in the bowl rather than having to drive east.

Edmonds Auto License sells vehicle and vessel licenses and the Discovery Pass, and handles marriage license applications, voter registration applications, and county pet licenses, and offers notary services.

Hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 1 – 1:30 p.m.) and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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