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Chapter 46.01 RCW



HTMLPDF 46.01.011Purpose.
HTMLPDF 46.01.020Department created.
HTMLPDF 46.01.030Administration and improvement of certain motor vehicle laws.
HTMLPDF 46.01.040Powers, duties, and functions relating to motor vehicle laws vested in department.
HTMLPDF 46.01.070Functions performed by state patrol as agent for director of licenses transferred to department.
HTMLPDF 46.01.100Organization of department.
HTMLPDF 46.01.110Rule-making authority.
HTMLPDF 46.01.115Rules to implement 1998 c 165.
HTMLPDF 46.01.130Powers and duties of directorVehicle registration, appointments, branch offices, personnel screening.
HTMLPDF 46.01.135Establishment of investigation unitUse of criminal history information.
HTMLPDF 46.01.140County auditors, agents, and subagentsPowers and dutiesStandard contractsRules.
HTMLPDF 46.01.150Branch offices.
HTMLPDF 46.01.160Forms for applications, certificates of title, registration certificates, etc.
HTMLPDF 46.01.170Seal.
HTMLPDF 46.01.180Oaths and acknowledgments.
HTMLPDF 46.01.190Designation of state patrol as agent for surrender of drivers' licenses.
HTMLPDF 46.01.230Payment by check or money orderDishonored checks or money ordersFailure to surrender canceled certificate, registration, or permitImmunity from payment of uncollected feesRules.
HTMLPDF 46.01.235Payment by credit or debit card.
HTMLPDF 46.01.240Internet payment option.
HTMLPDF 46.01.250Certified copies of recordsFee.
HTMLPDF 46.01.260Destruction of records by director.
HTMLPDF 46.01.270Destruction of records by county auditor or other agent.
HTMLPDF 46.01.290Director to make annual reports to governor.
HTMLPDF 46.01.310Immunity of director, the state, county auditors, agents, and subagents.
HTMLPDF 46.01.315Immunity of director, the state, licensed driver training schools, and school districts in administering knowledge and driving portions of driver licensing examination.
HTMLPDF 46.01.320Title and registration advisory committee.
HTMLPDF 46.01.330Facilities siting coordination.
HTMLPDF 46.01.340Database of fuel dealer and distributor license information.
HTMLPDF 46.01.350Fuel tax advisory group.
HTMLPDF 46.01.360FeesStudy and adjustment.
HTMLPDF 46.01.370Authority to sell and distribute discover passes and day-use permits.
HTMLPDF 46.01.380Cost recoveryPortion of credit card and other financial transaction costs.
HTMLPDF 46.01.385Agency financial transaction account.


Extension or modification of licensing, certification, or registration period authorizedRules and regulations, manner and content: RCW 43.24.140.
Gambling commission, administrator and staff for: RCW 9.46.080.
Health, department of, functions transferred to: RCW 43.70.901.
Public bodies may retain collection agencies to collect public debtsFees: RCW 19.16.500.