WSR 05-13-118



[ Filed June 20, 2005, 2:42 p.m. , effective July 21, 2005 ]

Purpose: Drivers licensing offices have an old paper version of the transit permit that is no longer used by vehicle licensing offices. Current transit permits are issued through the vehicle licensing system. We are discontinuing the old paper version in an effort to have better control over this inventory.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 308-96A-026 Vehicle transit permits.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-08-096 on April 4, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 20, 2005.

Elizabeth A. Luce



AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-08-002, filed 3/24/04, effective 4/24/04)

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. 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 offices)).

(4) How long is the vehicle transit permit valid?

The permit is valid only for 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 charge a service fee.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.125, 46.16.225, 46.16.276, 46.16.060, 46.16.600, 43.17.060. 04-08-002, 308-96A-026, filed 3/24/04, effective 4/24/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.135, [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.]

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