(1) County sheriffs may contract with other entities to serve as authorized agents to accept and validate permits under RCW 76.48.061. Entities that a county sheriff may contract with include the department, the United States forest service, the bureau of land management, local police departments, and other entities as decided upon by the county sheriffs' departments.
(2) An entity that contracts with a county sheriff to serve as an authorized agent under this section may make reasonable efforts to verify the information provided on the permit form such as the legal description or parcel number of the area where harvesting is to occur.
(3) All processes and requirements applicable to county sheriffs under RCW 76.48.061 also apply to entities contracted under this section.
[2009 c 245 § 10; 1995 c 366 § 15. Formerly RCW 76.48.062.]
| Finding -- Intent -- 2009 c 245: See note following RCW 76.48.011.|
Severability -- 1995 c 366: See note following RCW 76.48.021.