OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Licensing says most of its online services will be closed through Sept. 3 as it works to upgrade its system.

All vehicle and driver licensing offices and counters will also be closed from Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. Those offices will reopen Sept. 4.

During that closure, people will not be able to register vehicles or vessels, get a driver's license or ID card or report the sale of a vehicle, among other services.

Officials are encouraging those who need those services to do so before Friday.

Licensing director Teresa Berntsen says the new system will allow for a better customer experience and also upgrades the system to provide another layer of security.