Bail bond agency audits and inspections.
All records required to be maintained by a qualified agent of a bail bond agency by chapter 18.185
RCW, or these rules, together with any other business or other types of records of a licensee which may be related to the bail bond activity, together with any personal property which may be the subject of, or related to, a bail bond business transaction shall be subject to inspection and audit at any reasonable time, with or without notice upon demand by the department of licensing, for the purposes of determining compliance or noncompliance with the provisions of chapter 18.185
RCW, and these rules.
If records requested by the department are not immediately available because they are not physically present upon the premises at the time the demand is made, they shall be procured and produced to the department as soon as possible, but in any event within twenty-four hours, by the licensee.
A reasonable time for the conduct of such inspection and audit shall be:
(1) If the records or items to be inspected or audited are located anywhere upon a premise any portion of which is open for business or to the public (or members and guests), then at any time the premises are so open, or at which they are usually open; or
(2) If the records or items to be inspected or audited are not located upon a premise set out in subsection (1) of this section, then any time between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.185
RCW. WSR 05-08-027, § 308-19-250, filed 3/30/05, effective 4/30/05; WSR 00-01-061, § 308-19-250, filed 12/13/99, effective 1/13/00. Statutory Authority: 1993 c 260 § 13. WSR 93-21-053, § 308-19-250, filed 10/18/93, effective 11/18/93.]