PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
[Filed April 20, 2021, 11:04 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title 308 WAC; WAC 308-124A-775 Real estate fees, and 308-124H-990 Real estate course, school, and instructor approval fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.24.086
Fee policy for professions, occupations, and businesses—
Determination by rule.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is required to set fees for each professional, occupational, or business licensing program at a sufficient level to defray the costs of administering that program. The real estate program has not had an increase in fees since 2010. The department is increasing fees to continue covering the cost of administering this program, as costs have increased over the years.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department will seek input from impacted stakeholders.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ellis Starrett, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98371, phone 360-902-3846.
April 19, 2021