Date of Adoption: March 23, 2004.
Purpose: Meet criteria supporting Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 308-96A-026, 308-56A-150, and 308-56A-450.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.125, 46.16.225, 46.16.276, 46.16.060, 46.16.600, 43.17.060.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-04-022 on January 27, 2004.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
March 23, 2004
James A. Fellows
for Fred Stephens
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-17-017, filed 8/3/01, effective 9/3/01)
WAC 308-96A-026 Vehicle transit permit. (1) What is a vehicle transit permit?
A vehicle transit permit is a document that authorizes an
individual to operate a vehicle on a public highway of this
state solely for the purpose of obtaining necessary
documentation to complete an application for a Washington
certificate of ownership or registration. ((
It does not allow
unrestricted use of the vehicle.)) Use of the vehicle is
restricted to the reason(s) indicated on the permit.
(2) How may a vehicle transit permit be used?
A vehicle transit permit may be used to obtain:
(a) A Washington state patrol inspection;
(b) A scale weight slip;
(c) An emission test; or
(d) Any other purpose that the department deems necessary.
(3) Where do I obtain a vehicle transit permit?
You may obtain a vehicle transit permit from:
(a) Washington vehicle licensing offices; or
(b) Washington drivers services-licensing services
(c) Washington state patrol. (Only at weigh scales and
for one day only)).((
(4) How long is the vehicle transit permit valid?
The permit is valid only for ((
a maximum of two days))
the days shown on the permit and may not exceed two days. The
two days do not need to be consecutive.
(5) What information is required to issue the vehicle transit permit?
(a) Description of the vehicle for which the permit is issued, which may include make, model, model year, and vehicle identification number;
(b) Name and address of person obtaining the permit;
(c) Specific purpose for which the permit is issued;
(d) The date or dates on which the permit is valid, for a maximum of two days;
(e) Applicant's signature; and
(f) Signature of vehicle licensing agent or issuing authority.
(6) How much does a vehicle transit permit cost?
There is no fee for the vehicle transit permit, however
vehicle-licensing subagents ((
may)) charge a service fee.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.135, 18.104.22.168 [46.16.225], 46.16.490, and 46.16.276. 01-17-017, § 308-96A-026, filed 8/3/01, effective 9/3/01; 98-19-075, § 308-96A-026, filed 9/21/98, effective 10/22/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 92-15-025, § 308-96A-026, filed 7/6/92, effective 8/6/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.16.276. 86-23-045 (Order TL/RG 28), § 308-96A-026, filed 11/18/86.]
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-12-006, filed 5/22/03, effective 6/22/03)
WAC 308-56A-150 Certificate of vehicle inspection. (1) When is a certificate of vehicle inspection required? A certificate of vehicle inspection, completed by the Washington state patrol or other authorized inspector, must accompany the application for certificate of ownership and include the applicable statutory inspection fee whenever the applicant's vehicle is:
(a) Reported destroyed since the last certificate of ownership was issued;
(b) A homemade, assembled, or rebuilt vehicle not previously titled as such;
(c) One whose identification number needs verification as requested by the department, county auditor, or authorized agent;
One with a structural change in, or modification
of, body or frame changing the class designation or body type
currently shown on the record;
(e))) A kit vehicle not previously titled as such (if no vehicle identification number (VIN) previously assigned);
(f))) (e) A street rod not previously titled as such;
(g))) (f) A glider kit not previously titled as such;
(h))) (g) Subject to ownership in doubt described in
(i))) (h) One which the Washington crime information
center (WACIC) or National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
indicates may be stolen; or
(j))) (i) One for which the WACIC/NCIC has failed to
respond to the stolen vehicle search required by chapter 46.12 RCW.
(2) Is there a fee charged for a ((
patrol)) VIN inspection? Yes, the amount of the fee is
established in RCW 46.12.040. The fee is not due when:
(a) The out-of-state fee authorized by chapter 46.12 RCW has been collected on the same application; or
(b) The Washington state patrol or department of licensing has determined that the fee is not due.
(3) Who is authorized to perform a vehicle inspection? Vehicle inspections may be performed by:
(a) The Washington state patrol;
(b) Other entities or individuals designated by the director if the vehicle is located in a foreign state or country and the requirement for inspection by the Washington state patrol will cause undue hardship.
(4) How long is a vehicle certificate of inspection valid? The vehicle certificate of inspection is valid for the following periods of time after the inspection date:
(a) Sixty days for vehicles:
(i) Reported destroyed;
(ii) Homemade, assembled, rebuilt, street rods, kit vehicles and glider kits;
(iii) If the identification number needs verification, has been removed, defaced, altered, destroyed, illegible or missing;
With structural change in, or modification of,
body or frame changing the class designation or body type;
(v) Referred for inspection for any reason not listed.
(vi))) With no Washington record or no manufacture
certificate/statement of origin((
/manufacture certificate of
(v) Referred for inspection for any reason not listed.
One year for vehicles required to be inspected
under subsection (1)(a) through (j) of this section and held
for sale by a licensed dealer.)) Three hundred sixty-five days
for a vehicle held in inventory for resale by a licensed
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.12.040, 46.16.216. 03-12-006, § 308-56A-150, filed 5/22/03, effective 6/22/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 03-05-081, § 308-56A-150, filed 2/19/03, effective 3/22/03; 01-20-010, § 308-56A-150, filed 9/20/01, effective 10/21/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.12.040 and 46.16.216. 99-21-098, § 308-56A-150, filed 10/20/99, effective 11/20/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 97-07-014, § 308-56A-150, filed 3/11/97, effective 4/11/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.12.040 and 46.16.216. 91-04-024, § 308-56A-150, filed 1/29/91, effective 3/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 85-06-011 (Order TL/RG 11), § 308-56A-150, filed 2/22/85; Order MV 208, § 308-56A-150, filed 7/31/74.]
(2) How are glider kits described on a certificate of ownership? The following identifiers will be shown on the certificate of ownership:
(a) The model year of the vehicle as designated by the kit manufacturer or the Washington state patrol;
(b) The make of the vehicle will be the make of the kit;
(c) The series and body type will include the initials GL;
(d) The identification number of the vehicle as determined by an authorized vehicle identification inspector.
(3) What documents ((
shall)) must be submitted with an
application for certification of ownership for glider kits?
The application for certificate of ownership (( shall)) must be
accompanied by the following documents:
(a) The previously issued certificate of ownership, bill(s) of sale or manufacturer's certificate/statement of origin (MCO/MSO);
(b) The previously issued gross weight license when applying for credit against the registration fee, if applicable;
(c) A certificate of inspection by an authorized ((
of the Washington state patrol or other personnel authorized
by the director)) inspector verifying the vehicle
identification number and of component parts not included in
the glider kit MCO/MSO;
(d) A certified weight slip showing the new scale weight of the vehicle;
(e) An MCO/MSO or bill of sale ((
of)) for the kit;
(f) A declaration of value form provided by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 00-04-046, § 308-56A-450, filed 1/27/00, effective 2/27/00; 92-15-024, § 308-56A-450, filed 7/6/92, effective 8/6/92; Order MV 208, § 308-56A-450, filed 7/31/74.]