Information · Rules Assistance Center
The Washington State Patrol Rules Assistance Center provides information about rules administered by the agency. Rules are known as Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and each state agency adopts rules to implement state and federal law. The law for rule making is found in the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW.
The Washington State Patrol is committed to developing and adopting rules that are necessary, fair, understandable, and consistent. The Office of Government & Media Relations is the official WSP liaison with the Office of the Code Reviser and the Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee(JARRC).
The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) is the state law that outlines the standards that the Washington State Patrol must follow to adopt a rule. The Regulatory Fairness Act requires WSP to analyze the impact of its rules on small businesses. For more information on the rule making, please review the following WSP services and resources.
How to Participate
WSP offers several formal and informal ways to provide input or comments on proposed rules.
Input from the public is accepted by WSP throughout the rule-making process. These often include public workshops, participation on advisory committees, subscriptions to the Listserv, and public hearings. However, the formal comment period begins with the publication of the CR-102 form in the Washington State Register, where the WSP provides contact information for comments and outlines a public hearing location, date and time. Written and verbal comments are accepted at the public hearing(s) on the proposed rule.
See the Rules Under Development page for more information regarding rules that may be scheduled for hearing in the future or rules that have be filed for permanent adoption.
Rules Center Resource Links
RCWs, WACs, and Legislative Information:
Washington State Register:
WSP Contact Information
For Questions Regarding WSP Rules, Please Contact:
WSP Rules Coordinator
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