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WAC 504-15-870

Wheel lock-eligible list.

(1) The parking administrator is responsible for creating and maintaining the wheel lock-eligible list. See definition of "wheel lock-eligible vehicle under WAC 504-15-100(50)."
(2) A wheel lock-eligible vehicle is placed on the wheel lock-eligible list after notice has been issued as provided in subsection (3) of this section and an appeal of the wheel lock eligibility determination, if requested, under subsection (4) of this section.
(3) At least ten days prior to placing a vehicle on the wheel lock-eligible list, the parking administrator must mail a notice to the owner. The parking administrator mails the notice to the address stated on the most current registration records available to the university from a state, or any more current address of which the parking administrator or chief of police has actual written notice. The notice is sent by first class United States mail, postage prepaid. The notice must set forth:
(a) The make and license plate number of the alleged wheel lock-eligible vehicle.
(b) A specified date on which the wheel lock-eligible vehicle is subject to placement on the wheel lock-eligible list.
(c) A list of the three or more alleged unpaid parking tickets, including the parking ticket number, date, time, place of the violation, and the nature of the violation. This list must include all unpaid parking tickets issued to a particular vehicle to include the payment of fines and fees related to parking tickets not yet eligible for late fees.
(d) That the owner may avoid the placement of the vehicle on the wheel lock-eligible list by making payment in full of fines and late fees on all unpaid parking tickets to include the payment of fines and fees related to parking tickets not yet eligible for late fees by the specified date on which the vehicle is subject to placement on the wheel lock-eligible list.
(e) The name, mailing address (and street address if different), and telephone number of the parking department office that may be contacted to appeal the wheel lock eligibility determination. Such an appeal only considers whether an individual vehicle was properly placed on the wheel lock-eligible list and not the merits of an individual parking ticket, which may be addressed pursuant to a separate appeals process described in WAC 504-15-860.
(f) That the vehicle is subject to wheel lock, towing, or both once it is placed on the wheel lock-eligible list.
(g) That all late fees, wheel lock fees, towing, and storage fees must be payable in full to obtain the release of a vehicle wheel locked or towed pursuant to this chapter in addition to payment of any and all unpaid parking tickets on this vehicle or other vehicles owned by the registered owner to include the payment of fines and fees related to parking tickets not yet eligible for late fees.
(4) If a request for an appeal of a wheel lock eligibility determination is received by the parking administrator before the specified date in the notice for placement of the vehicle on the wheel lock-eligible list, then the parking administrator must afford the owner an opportunity to appeal the wheel lock eligibility determination prior to the placing of a vehicle on the wheel lock-eligible list. Although the parking administrator does not have the authority to adjudicate the merits of any parking ticket, she or he must, however, receive evidence and other input from the owner appealing the wheel lock eligibility determination that the notice given under subsection (3) of this section was erroneous or based on erroneous information.
(5) If an owner timely participates in the appeal as scheduled by the parking administrator, they must furnish the owner written notice of their decision prior to placing the vehicle on the wheel lock-eligible list.
(6) After the specified date provided in the notice issued under subsection (3) of this section, the parking administrator must review the records to ensure that the alleged unpaid parking tickets have not been paid or otherwise resolved, and that no information has been received indicating that the notice was erroneous.
(7) Once a vehicle has been placed on the wheel lock-eligible list, it must not be removed from the list unless and until:
(a) The fines and fees on all unpaid parking tickets issued during the time it has been registered to or otherwise held by the owner are paid or otherwise resolved to include the payment of fines and fees related to parking tickets not yet eligible for late fees;
(b) The parking administrator receives reliable information that title to the vehicle has been transferred; or
(c) The parking administrator determines that the placement of the vehicle on the wheel lock-eligible list was erroneous.
(8) If a vehicle is not properly registered in any state or no registration information is available to the university and the vehicle is wheel lock eligible, then notice must be provided by posting on the vehicle a conspicuous notice, which must set forth:
(a) A description of the alleged wheel lock-eligible vehicle;
(b) A specified date on which the wheel lock-eligible vehicle is subject to placement on the wheel lock-eligible list;
(c) That the owner may avoid placement of the vehicle on the wheel lock-eligible list by making payment in full of fines and late fees on all unpaid parking tickets to include the payment of fines and fees related to parking tickets not yet eligible for late fees by the specified date certain on which the vehicle is subject to placement on the wheel lock-eligible list; and
(d) That the vehicle is subject to wheel lock, towing or both once it is placed on the wheel lock-eligible list.
(9) An officer must attempt to wheel lock any vehicle which appears on the wheel lock-eligible list when parked, lawfully or unlawfully, on campus.
(10) The parking administrator or the chief of police must ensure that officers are on duty to remove wheel locks from vehicles Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. WSR 19-11-063, § 504-15-870, filed 5/15/19, effective 6/15/19; WSR 08-08-050, § 504-15-870, filed 3/27/08, effective 7/1/08.]
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