Last Update: April 30, 2015

Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) is the compilation of all permanent laws now in force. It is a collection of Session Laws (enacted by the Legislature, and signed by the Governor, or enacted via the initiative process), arranged by topic, with amendments added and repealed laws removed. It does not include temporary laws such as appropriations acts. The official version of the RCW is published by the Statute Law Committee and the Code Reviser.

The online version of the RCW is updated twice a year, once in the early fall following the legislative session, and again at the end of the year if a ballot measure that changes the law passed at the general election. Copies of the RCW as they existed each year since 1973 are available in the RCW Archive.

The Selected Titles version of the Revised Code of Washington is located here.

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    RCWs by Title

    Title 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
    Title 2 COURTS OF RECORD
    Title 3 DISTRICT COURTS — COURTS OF LIMITED JURISDICTION
    Title 4 CIVIL PROCEDURE
    Title 5 EVIDENCE
    Title 6 ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS
    Title 7 SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS AND ACTIONS
    Title 8 EMINENT DOMAIN
    Title 9 CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
    Title 9A WASHINGTON CRIMINAL CODE
    Title 10 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    Title 11 PROBATE AND TRUST LAW
    Title 12 DISTRICT COURTS — CIVIL PROCEDURE
    Title 13 JUVENILE COURTS AND JUVENILE OFFENDERS
    Title 14 AERONAUTICS
    Title 15 AGRICULTURE AND MARKETING
    Title 16 ANIMALS AND LIVESTOCK (Formerly: Animals, estrays, brands, and fences)
    Title 17 WEEDS, RODENTS, AND PESTS
    Title 18 BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS
    Title 19 BUSINESS REGULATIONS — MISCELLANEOUS
    Title 20 COMMISSION MERCHANTS — AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
    Title 21 SECURITIES AND INVESTMENTS
    Title 22 WAREHOUSING AND DEPOSITS
    Title 23 CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS (PROFIT) (Business Corporation Act: See Title 23B RCW)
    Title 23B WASHINGTON BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
    Title 24 CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS (NONPROFIT)
    Title 25 PARTNERSHIPS
    Title 26 DOMESTIC RELATIONS
    Title 27 LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS, AND HISTORICAL ACTIVITIES
    Title 28A COMMON SCHOOL PROVISIONS
    Title 28B HIGHER EDUCATION
    Title 28C VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
    Title 29A ELECTIONS
    Title 30 BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES
    Title 30A WASHINGTON COMMERCIAL BANK ACT
    Title 30B WASHINGTON TRUST INSTITUTIONS ACT
    Title 31 MISCELLANEOUS LOAN AGENCIES
    Title 32 WASHINGTON SAVINGS BANK ACT
    Title 33 WASHINGTON SAVINGS ASSOCIATION ACT
    Title 34 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
    Title 35 CITIES AND TOWNS
    Title 35A OPTIONAL MUNICIPAL CODE
    Title 36 COUNTIES
    Title 37 FEDERAL AREAS — INDIANS
    Title 38 MILITIA AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
    Title 39 PUBLIC CONTRACTS AND INDEBTEDNESS
    Title 40 PUBLIC DOCUMENTS, RECORDS, AND PUBLICATIONS
    Title 41 PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT, CIVIL SERVICE, AND PENSIONS
    Title 42 PUBLIC OFFICERS AND AGENCIES
    Title 43 STATE GOVERNMENT — EXECUTIVE
    Title 44 STATE GOVERNMENT — LEGISLATIVE
    Title 46 MOTOR VEHICLES
    Title 47 PUBLIC HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION
    Title 48 INSURANCE
    Title 49 LABOR REGULATIONS
    Title 50 UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
    Title 51 INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE
    Title 52 FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS
    Title 53 PORT DISTRICTS
    Title 54 PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICTS
    Title 55 SANITARY DISTRICTS
    Title 57 WATER-SEWER DISTRICTS
    Title 58 BOUNDARIES AND PLATS
    Title 59 LANDLORD AND TENANT
    Title 60 LIENS
    Title 61 MORTGAGES, DEEDS OF TRUST, AND REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS
    Title 62A UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE
    Title 63 PERSONAL PROPERTY
    Title 64 REAL PROPERTY AND CONVEYANCES
    Title 65 RECORDING, REGISTRATION, AND LEGAL PUBLICATION
    Title 66 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL
    Title 67 SPORTS AND RECREATION — CONVENTION FACILITIES
    Title 68 CEMETERIES, MORGUES, AND HUMAN REMAINS
    Title 69 FOOD, DRUGS, COSMETICS, AND POISONS
    Title 70 PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
    Title 71 MENTAL ILLNESS
    Title 71A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
    Title 72 STATE INSTITUTIONS
    Title 73 VETERANS AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS
    Title 74 PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
    Title 76 FORESTS AND FOREST PRODUCTS
    Title 77 FISH AND WILDLIFE (Formerly: Game and game fish)
    Title 78 MINES, MINERALS, AND PETROLEUM
    Title 79 PUBLIC LANDS
    Title 79A PUBLIC RECREATIONAL LANDS
    Title 80 PUBLIC UTILITIES
    Title 81 TRANSPORTATION
    Title 82 EXCISE TAXES
    Title 83 ESTATE TAXATION
    Title 84 PROPERTY TAXES
    Title 85 DIKING AND DRAINAGE
    Title 86 FLOOD CONTROL
    Title 87 IRRIGATION
    Title 88 NAVIGATION AND HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS
    Title 89 RECLAMATION, SOIL CONSERVATION, AND LAND SETTLEMENT
    Title 90 WATER RIGHTS — ENVIRONMENT
    Title 91 WATERWAYS