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Chapter 220-55 WAC Personal-use licenses


Last Update: 6/13/06



DISPOSITIONS OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
220-55-020 Information required. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 79-09-021 (Order 79-58), 220-55-020, filed 8/10/79.] Repealed by 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), filed 3/20/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-025 Signature required. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-55-025, filed 4/21/87; 79-09-021 (Order 79-58), 220-55-025, filed 8/10/79.] Repealed by 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), filed 3/20/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-030 Razor clam license distribution agent. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 79-09-021 (Order 79-58), 220-55-030, filed 8/10/79.] Repealed by 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), filed 3/20/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-035 Razor clam license dealer. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 79-09-021 (Order 79-58), 220-55-035, filed 8/10/79.] Repealed by 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), filed 3/20/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-045 Bond requirements. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 79-09-021 (Order 79-58), 220-55-045, filed 8/10/79.] Repealed by 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), filed 3/20/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-060 Reduced fee license issuing procedure. [Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-060, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-01-001, 220-55-060, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-060, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-060, filed 2/4/88; 79-09-021 (Order 79-58), 220-55-060, filed 8/10/79.] Repealed by 03-10-040 (Order 03-85), filed 4/30/03, effective 5/31/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047.
220-55-075 Recreational fisheries enhancement stamp. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-55-075, filed 2/9/96, effective 3/11/96; 94-01-001, 220-55-075, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-55-075, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-075, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-075, filed 2/4/88; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-075, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-015.] Repealed by 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-080 Validation date. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-55-080, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-080, filed 2/4/88; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-080, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-020.] Repealed by 94-01-001, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-085 Fresh and saltwater angling. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-085, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-025.] Repealed by 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), filed 2/4/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-086 Two-consecutive-day personal use license. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-55-086, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 90-03-068 (Order 90-05), 220-55-086, filed 1/19/90, effective 2/19/90; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-086, filed 3/20/89.] Repealed by 94-01-001, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-090 Recreational license dealer. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-090, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-090, filed 2/4/88; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-090, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-030.] Repealed by 94-01-001, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-095 Salmon angling license distribution agent. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-095, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-035.] Repealed by 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), filed 2/4/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-130 Valid personal use license. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-130, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-130, filed 2/4/88; 84-05-046 (Order 84-11), 220-55-130, filed 2/21/84; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-130, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-060.] Repealed by 94-01-001, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-135 Stamp redemption. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-135, filed 2/4/88; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-135, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-065.] Repealed by 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), filed 3/20/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-140 Valid recreational Hood Canal shrimp license. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-140, filed 3/20/89.] Repealed by 94-01-001, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-150 Dealers fees. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 90-03-068 (Order 90-05), 220-55-150, filed 1/19/90, effective 2/19/90.] Repealed by 94-01-001, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-155 Personal use license dealer's fee. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-23-059 (Order 94-162), 220-55-155, filed 11/14/94, effective 12/15/94.] Repealed by 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080.
220-55-20000A Interim hunting and fishing license. [Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 1998 c 191 40. 98-24-042 (Order 98-241), 220-55-20000A, filed 11/24/98, effective 1/1/99.] Repealed by 02-15-038 (Order 02-153), filed 7/11/02, effective 8/11/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 2002 c 222.



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220-55-001
Definitions.
Unless otherwise provided, the following definitions apply to this chapter:

(1) "Blind" means no vision or vision with corrective lenses so defective as to prevent the performance of ordinary activities for which eyesight is essential.

(2) "License year" is defined as April 1st through the following March 31st.

(3) "Personal use license" and "recreational license" have the same meaning, and refer to all licenses issued under RCW 77.32.450 through 77.32.490.

(4) "Veteran" means a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.

(5) "Display" of a fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit means either:

(a) Nontransferable: Affixing the permit to the rear window of the vehicle, in which case the vehicle license number need not be entered on the permit; or

(b) Transferable: Writing, in ink, in the provided space on the permit the license number of the two vehicles between which the permit is to be transferred, and placing the permit in either vehicle in such a place that the permit can be observed and the license number read from outside the vehicle. Placing the permit on the dashboard or hanging it from the rear view mirror complies with the display requirement for a transferrable vehicle use permit.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 02-16-070 (Order 02-182), 220-55-001, filed 8/6/02, effective 9/6/02. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-001, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99.]




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220-55-005
Recreational license.
A recreational license is a license document or a valid internet or telephone authorization number issued by the department. The license document is invalid unless the personal identification information on the license has been completed and the licensee has signed the license except that a temporary fishing license is issued either as a license document requiring personal identification information or as a stamp, which is invalid unless the two-consecutive days for which it is valid are entered, in permanent ink, on the stamp.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-178 (Order 00-80), 220-55-005, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-005, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-55-005, filed 2/9/96, effective 3/11/96; 94-01-001, 220-55-005, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94.]




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220-55-010
Recreational shellfish and seaweed license.
The recreational license shall be provided with an opening for attachment or display on outer clothing. The license must be displayed on outer clothing while harvesting or transporting shellfish and seaweed in the field.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-178 (Order 00-80), 220-55-010, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-010, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-55-010, filed 2/9/96, effective 3/11/96; 94-01-001, 220-55-010, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), 220-55-010, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-010, filed 3/20/89; 79-09-021 (Order 79-58), 220-55-010, filed 8/10/79.]




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220-55-015
Valid recreational license required.
It is unlawful for any person required to have a recreational license to take or possess fish, shellfish, seaweed, or wildlife for personal use without having in physical possession a valid license or a valid internet or telephone authorization number.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-178 (Order 00-80), 220-55-015, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-015, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-23-059 (Order 94-162), 220-55-015, filed 11/14/94, effective 12/15/94; 94-01-001, 220-55-015, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-015, filed 3/20/89; 79-09-021 (Order 79-58), 220-55-015, filed 8/10/79.]




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220-55-040
Recreational license, tag, permit, and stamp refunds and exchanges.
(1) For purposes of this section:

(a) "Refund" means the return of money received for a license, stamp, tag, or permit purchase. Refunds may be made by license dealers or the department licensing office in Olympia.

(b) "Exchange" means the surrendering of a transport tag (such as archery deer or Eastern Washington elk archery) and the reissuing of a different transport tag (such as muzzleloader deer or Western Washington muzzleloader elk).

(2) Refunds will be made for the following:

(a) A license purchaser can obtain a refund from a license dealer for sixty minutes after the purchase of the license if a clerical error is made or the dealer issues the wrong license. License dealers can correct clerical errors after sixty minutes, but may not refund license purchases.

(b) A license purchaser can obtain a refund from Olympia at any time during the licensing year if a document has been issued in error, and the error was not caused by the purchaser.

(c) A license purchaser can obtain a refund from Olympia if the purchase of a second license was made on behalf of the licensee by someone other than the licensee.

(d) A license purchaser can obtain a refund from Olympia if the licensee qualifies for a reduced fee license, but the refund amount will be the difference between the license purchased and the reduced fee license.

(e) A license purchaser who is active duty military and is transferred or otherwise obligated and unable to use a license can obtain a refund from Olympia after providing documentation, provided that the request for refund is made prior to the opening of the applicable general hunting season.

(f) A license purchaser who is hospitalized or severely injured and provides a physician's statement that the person was incapable of participating in hunting can obtain a refund from Olympia after providing documentation, provided that the request for refund is made prior to the opening of the applicable general hunting season.

(g) The personal representative of a deceased license purchaser, who dies prior to the opening of the applicable general hunting season, can obtain a refund from Olympia after providing documentation of the death of the purchaser.

(3) Except as otherwise provided, refunds will not be made for the following:

(a) The department will not refund any recreational license or permit purchase for which a season or hunt has been scheduled, and the licensee could have participated in the season or hunt, regardless of whether the licensee did in fact participate or a permit could have been used, regardless of whether the person used the permit.

(b) The department will not refund purchases of raffle tickets, special hunt permit applications or collector bird stamps.

(4) Transport tag exchanges will be allowed for the following:

(a) The season for which the tag was issued has not opened, and the hunter wishes to exchange the tag for a different area or a different weapon type.

(b) The hunter has killed an animal that is unfit for human consumption and the department has authorized issuance of an exchange tag.

(c) The tag was issued in error, and the error was not caused by the person applying for the tag.

(5) Transport tag exchanges will not be allowed for the following:

(a) It is unlawful to exchange a big game transport tag during or after a drawing for a special hunting season permit has occurred, if the drawing requires the hunter to have the big game transport tag.

(b) It is unlawful to exchange a big game transport tag after the opening of the season for the tag is valid.

(c) Violation of this subsection is punishable under RCW 77.15.410 Unlawful hunting of big game.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-09-024 (Order 06-73), 220-55-040, filed 4/11/06, effective 5/12/06. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-040, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-01-001, 220-55-040, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-040, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-040, filed 2/4/88; 86-24-047 (Order 86-191), 220-55-040, filed 11/26/86; 79-09-021 (Order 79-58), 220-55-040, filed 8/10/79.]




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220-55-050
Temporary fishing or hunting license validation date.
On a temporary fishing or hunting license, the validation date is the first date on which a licensee may hunt or fish and the temporary license expires at midnight of the day after the validation date for temporary fishing licenses and at midnight of the second day after the validation date for three-consecutive-day small game licenses.



[Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-050, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-55-050, filed 2/9/96, effective 3/11/96; 94-01-001, 220-55-050, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 79-09-021 (Order 79-58), 220-55-050, filed 8/10/79.]




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220-55-055
Age of purchaser.
(1) The age at the time of purchase determines the license necessary for the recreational activity.

(2) Youth hunters who turn sixteen years of age during the license year may use a previously purchased youth hunting license during the remainder of the license year, but are required to have a state migratory bird stamp affixed to the license on and after their sixteenth birthday, if they are hunting migratory birds.

(3) Youth fishers who turn fifteen years of age during the license year are required to purchase a youth fishing license.

(4) Youth fishers who turn sixteen years of age during the license year may use a previously purchased youth fishing license during the remainder of the license year.

(5) Resident seniors who turn seventy years of age during the license year may use a previously purchased saltwater or freshwater fishing license during the remainder of the license year.



[Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-055, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-55-055, filed 2/9/96, effective 3/11/96; 94-01-001, 220-55-055, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-55-055, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 79-09-021 (Order 79-58), 220-55-055, filed 8/10/79.]




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220-55-061
Residency of purchaser.
(1) A purchaser of a resident fishing or hunting license is required to be a resident of the state of Washington, and pursuant to RCW 77.08.010(38), must have maintained a permanent place of abode within the state for at least ninety days immediately preceding application for a license, and must establish by formal proof an intent to continue residing in the state. This also applies to persons whose primary residence is Washington but who maintain a residence elsewhere.

(2) The primary method of establishing that the purchaser has maintained a permanent place of abode within the state for at least ninety days immediately preceding application for a license and establishing by formal evidence an intent to continue residing in the state is possession of a Washington state driver's license issued at least ninety days prior to application for a resident fishing or hunting license. Any licensed driver who does not have a Washington driver's license, issued at least ninety days prior to application for a resident fishing or hunting license, will be presumed to have not maintained a permanent place of abode within the state for at least ninety days immediately preceding application for a license, and will be presumed not to intend to be a Washington resident.

(3) Persons who are not licensed to drive may use a Washington state identification card, issued at least ninety days prior to application for a resident fishing or hunting license, to establish that the person has maintained a permanent place of abode within the state for at least ninety days immediately preceding application for a license and to establish by formal evidence an intent to continue residing in the state.

(4) Persons who are too young to obtain a Washington state driver's license may use a Washington state identification card or a school identification card to establish residency and to establish by formal evidence an intent to continue residing in the state.

(5) Persons who cannot establish having a permanent place of abode within Washington for ninety days preceding license application and cannot establish by formal evidence an intent to continue residing in the state by means of subsection (2), (3), or (4) of this section may submit evidence of residency and intent to continue residing in the state to the department's license office in Olympia, and, upon determination of sufficiency of proof, the licensing office will issue authorization to allow purchase of a resident license. Such evidence shall include, but is not limited to, one or more of the following:

(a) Becoming a registered voter in this state;

(b) Receiving benefits under one of the Washington public assistance programs;

(c) Paying higher education tuition fees at resident rates;

(d) Maintaining an abode within Washington, as shown by utility bills, a lease agreement, a contract or deed to real property, or a county tax assessment; or

(e) Documenting use of a residence address in Washington for federal tax purposes.

(6) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (2) and (3) of this section, a member of the armed forces stationed at a military installation in this state (other than on temporary duty), is eligible to purchase a resident fishing or hunting license after presenting a valid military identification card and evidence that the member is stationed within the state, including, but not limited to, official orders or billeting documents.

(7) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, proof of residency and intent to continue residing within the state are satisfied by presentation of a resident fishing or hunting license issued to the license applicant during the previous licensing year, showing the purchaser's Washington Interactive License Document (WILD) number, and verbal confirmation by the purchaser that all personal information on the previously issued license remains valid. If the applicant requests a change of any of the personal information on the license, proof of intent to continue residing in the state must be presented as provided for in subsection (2), (3), or (5) of this section.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-08-063 (Order 04-72), 220-55-061, filed 4/5/04, effective 5/6/04.]




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220-55-065
Fishing for shellfish, freshwater fish or saltwater fish by persons of disability.
(1) Definitions:

(a) "Designated harvester" means a licensed fisher who accompanies a disabled fisher and assists the disabled fisher in the taking of shellfish, game fish or food fish.

(b) "Disabled fisher" means a person of disability who possesses a valid fishing license or shellfish license issued by the department. A disabled fisher must have all required licenses and catch record cards before fishing.

(c) "Disabled harvester identification card" means a card issued by the department to any person of disability who applies to the department and presents such evidence as the director may require showing that the applicant is a person of disability. Upon issuance of a disabled license, the department will also issue a designated harvester identification card.

(d) "Person of disability" means:

(i) A permanently disabled person who is not ambulatory over natural terrain without a prosthesis or assistive device; or

(ii) A permanently disabled person who is unable to hold or use any legal fishing or shell fishing device; or

(iii) A person who is totally blind or visually impaired.

This definition includes, but is not limited to, permanently disabled persons with upper or lower extremity impairments who have lost the use of one or both upper or lower extremities, or who have a significant limitation in the use of upper or lower extremities, or who have a diagnosed disease or disorder which substantially impairs or interferes with mobility of the use of upper extremities.

(e) "Visually impaired" means central visual acuity that does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with corrective lenses, or the widest diameter of the visual field is no greater than 20 degrees.

(2) The designated harvester, when accompanied by the disabled fisher, may assist the disabled fisher in taking shellfish, game fish and food fish on behalf of the disabled fisher.

(3) It is unlawful for a designated harvester to assist a disabled fisher unless the disabled fisher is present and participating in the fishing activity; except, the disabled fisher is not required to be present at the location where the designated harvester is harvesting shellfish for the disabled person. The licensee is required to be in the direct line of sight of the designated harvester who is harvesting shellfish for him or her, unless it is not possible to be in a direct line of sight because of a physical obstruction or other barrier. If such a barrier or obstruction exists, the licensee is required to be within one-quarter mile of the designated harvester who is harvesting shellfish for him or her.

(4) It is unlawful for a designated harvester to assist a disabled fisher unless the designated harvester has the designated harvester identification card on his or her person.

(5) Shellfish, game fish or food fish harvested by a designated harvester on behalf of a disabled fisher become part of the disabled fisher's bag or possession limit, and must be kept separate from the designated harvester's bag or possession limit.



[Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-065, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-01-001, 220-55-065, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-55-065, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-065, filed 2/4/88; 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), 220-55-065, filed 4/21/87; 80-13-064 (Order 80-123), 220-55-065, filed 9/17/80; 79-09-021 (Order 79-58), 220-55-065, filed 8/10/79.]




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220-55-070
Valid catch record card.
A catch record card shall be invalid unless:

(1) The angler possesses the appropriate recreational license for the area in which the angler is participating, if a license is required.

(2) The catch record card number is written in ink in the appropriate space on the back of the recreational license, if a license is required, and the personal information has been entered on the catch record card as required under WAC 220-56-175, or, if an automated license is issued, the catch record card has attached to it a validation sticker containing the name and license number.

(3) The license issuance date is legible and not altered, and the license has not been mutilated.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-178 (Order 00-80), 220-55-070, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-070, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-01-001, 220-55-070, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-55-070, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-070, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-070, filed 2/4/88; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-070, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-010.]




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220-55-100
Fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit.
Recreational license dealers are to issue a fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit with the first annual recreational or trapping license sold, except for shellfish-seaweed licenses. If the fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit is not issued because the license is voided or canceled, it is to be returned to the department with the department's copy of the license, and is due by the 10th of the month following the sale of the license.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 02-16-070 (Order 02-182), 220-55-100, filed 8/6/02, effective 9/6/02. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-100, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-01-001, 220-55-100, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-100, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-040.]




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220-55-105
Requirements of recreational license dealers.
(1) The director may contract with persons, firms or corporations as license dealers in such numbers as deemed necessary for the purpose of issuing licenses, permits, tags, stamps and catch record cards.

(2) License dealers must have a permanent place of business with regular business hours, and have a type of business that supports hunting and fishing activities. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the director.

(3) An internet or Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone firm or corporation may be designated by the director as a license dealer. Internet or IVR dealers are not required to have a type of business that supports hunting and fishing activities.

(4) All moneys collected from the sale of hand processed licenses, stamps, and other department property must be received in the department by the 10th day of the following month in which they were sold. High volume license dealers or dealers with a history of late payments may be required to remit moneys on a more frequent basis.

(5) All moneys collected from the sale of automated licenses, and other automated department property must be deposited into an electronic funds transfer account (EFT) of a type approved by the state treasurer's office where they shall be collected on a weekly basis on a schedule set by the department and the state treasurer's office.

(6) All records held pursuant to the statutes and regulations dealing with license dealers must be open to inspection by a fish and wildlife officer or department designee at reasonable times.

(7) License dealers who remit payments for hand processed licenses and other documents after the 10th of the month on more than two occasions in one year will be required to obtain a bond equal to the value of their license stock or make electronic fund transfer payment arrangements. "One year" is defined as beginning on the first month in which the license dealer is late making a payment due by the 10th of that month. A dealer who is late a third time, or sporadically thereafter, may lose their license dealership. No license dealer may receive additional license inventory if they are in arrears on license payments.

(8) For licenses sold via an automated system, license dealers must have sufficient funds in their EFT account to cover all licenses and other department property sold during the previous business week (12:01 a.m. Sunday until 11:59 p.m. Saturday) when funds are collected electronically per the announced schedule. If the amount due has not been paid on the date of the next scheduled collection from the account, the automated license terminal will be disabled and authorization to sell licenses will be withheld until all balances due have been paid. If there are insufficient funds in the account on more than three occasions in one license year, the dealer may lose their license dealership. "One license year" is defined as beginning on April 1 and ending on March 31 of the following year.

(9) License dealers using an automated licensing system are required to maintain and deposit license revenue into accounts established in banks designated as public depositories by the Public Deposit Protection Commission.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-178 (Order 00-80), 220-55-105, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-105, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-01-001, 220-55-105, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-105, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-105, filed 2/4/88; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-105, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-045.]




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220-55-110
Temporary fish-shellfish-seaweed license and temporary hunting license License dealer issuance duties.
A recreational license dealer must, at the time of sale of a two-consecutive-day combination fishing or three-consecutive-day small game license, write the validation date in ink on the license document, or for automated licenses, attach the validation sticker containing the validation date(s) onto the license document. The validation date is the first day on which a licensee may fish for, harvest or possess fish, shellfish, seaweed, or wildlife.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-178 (Order 00-80), 220-55-110, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-110, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 96-05-004 (Order 96-13), 220-55-110, filed 2/9/96, effective 3/11/96; 94-01-001, 220-55-110, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-110, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-110, filed 2/4/88; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-110, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-046.]




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220-55-115
Recreational license dealer's fees.
License dealers may charge a license issuance fee as follows:

(1) Two dollars for the issuance of any of the following fishing licenses:

(a) A combination license.

(b) A saltwater license.

(c) A freshwater license.

(d) A two-day temporary fishing license.

(e) A family fishing weekend license.

(f) A shellfish and seaweed license.

(g) A razor clam license.

(2) Two dollars for the issuance of any of the following hunting licenses:

(a) A big game combination license.

(b) A small game license.

(c) A three-consecutive day small game license.

(3) Two dollars for the issuance of a fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit when issued separately from an annual freshwater, saltwater or combination fishing license, or separately from an annual small game hunting license, big game combination license, or trapping license.

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, if any two or more licenses are issued at the same time, or the fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit is issued with any recreational license, the license issuance fee for the document is two dollars.

(5) Fifty cents for the issuance of any of the following:

(a) A deer, elk, bear, cougar, mountain goat, mountain sheep, moose, or turkey transport tag.

(b) A state of Washington migratory bird stamp.

(c) A Western Washington pheasant permit.

(d) An application for a special permit hunt.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-17-097 (Order 04-216), 220-55-115, filed 8/17/04, effective 9/17/04; 01-10-030 (Order 01-62), 220-55-115, filed 4/24/01, effective 5/25/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-178 (Order 00-80), 220-55-115, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00. Statutory Authority: SB 5020 and RCW 75.08.090. 99-17-095 (Order 99-129), 220-55-115, filed 8/17/99, effective 9/17/99. Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-115, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-01-001, 220-55-115, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-115, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-115, filed 2/4/88; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-115, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-047.]




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220-55-120
Recreational licenses, stamps and tags Inventory return.
Recreational license dealers are required to return all unused licenses and transport tags and unsold migratory bird stamps to the department by April 30th following the license year for which the licenses and transport tags were issued. No refund will be given for migratory bird stamps received after April 30th.



[Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-120, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-01-001, 220-55-120, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-120, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-120, filed 2/4/88; 84-05-046 (Order 84-11), 220-55-120, filed 2/21/84; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-120, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-050.]




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220-55-125
Catch record cards Accountability and inventory return.
A recreational license dealer issuing catch record cards for salmon, sturgeon, halibut, and steelhead is subject to the following rules:

(1) Catch record card books may not be transferred from one dealer to another without written permission from the department.

(2) All catch record card books from which all cards have been issued, and any catch record card returned to a dealer by a fisher, must be returned to the department within ten days after the end of each calendar month.

(3) Any dealer terminating business or closing for the license year prior to March 31st must return any unused or partially used catch record card books within thirty days of terminating business or closing for the year.

(4) All partially used catch record card books must be returned to the department by April 30th of the license year following the year printed on the catch record cards. All complete unused catch record card books, and any catch record cards that are void, lost, destroyed or otherwise missing from a dealership, must be accounted for in writing to the department by April 30th of the year following the year printed on the catch record cards.



[Statutory Authority: 1998 c 191 and RCW 75.08.080. 99-03-029 (Order 99-02), 220-55-125, filed 1/13/99, effective 2/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. 94-01-001, 220-55-125, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), 220-55-125, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; 89-07-071 (Order 89-05), 220-55-125, filed 3/20/89; 88-05-002 (Order 88-03), 220-55-125, filed 2/4/88; 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), 220-55-125, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-105-055.]




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220-55-132
Migratory bird validations and stamps.
(1) When using an automated licensing system, the migratory bird stamp required by RCW 77.32.350(1) shall be considered as part of the license validation sticker attached to the generic license document. A person who obtains a migratory bird stamp in the form of a validation sticker may obtain a state migratory bird stamp free of charge upon request at the time of purchase.

(2) Collectors and other persons may purchase one or more migratory bird stamps without purchasing a small game hunting license.

(3) When issued a validation sticker, the signature of the hunter on the license document shall validate the license.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-178 (Order 00-80), 220-55-132, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00.]




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220-55-160
Free fishing weekend.
The Saturday and Sunday following the first Monday in June is declared to be free fishing weekend in Washington. On this weekend a fishing license is not required for any person, regardless of age or residency, to fish for or possess fish and shellfish and a fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit is not required to utilize department parking facilities except that it is unlawful to fish for or possess any species for which a catch record is required without a valid catch record card in possession. During free fishing weekend only the license and permit provided for in this section are affected, and all other rules including the catch record card requirement remain in effect.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-13-023 (Order 06-135), 220-55-160, filed 6/13/06, effective 7/14/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. 99-08-029 (Order 99-13), 220-55-160, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99.]




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220-55-170
Reduced rate combination temporary fishing and shellfish license.
There is hereby created a combination temporary fishing and shellfish license that is valid for two consecutive days and allows the holder to fish for and possess fish and shellfish taken from state and offshore waters. The fee for this license is six dollars for both residents and nonresidents. This license is not valid for game fish species for an eight-consecutive-day period beginning on the opening day of the lowland lake fishing season.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.470(5). 00-11-177 (Order 00-82), 220-55-170, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00; 00-02-050 (Order 99-233), 220-55-170, filed 12/30/99, effective 4/1/00.]




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220-55-175
Special license application for permanent annual combination licenses.
(1) There is hereby created a special license application for permanent combination license packages. Each package awarded will contain: A big game combination number one license allowing the holder to take deer, elk, bear, and cougar during the general season for each species; a small game license allowing the holder to take wild animals and wild birds during the open general season for each, including a single turkey tag; a Western Washington pheasant permit; a migratory bird validation; a combination fishing license and catch record card allowing the holder to take fish, shellfish, and seaweed during the general seasons for each; and a vehicle use permit. Special hunt applications, raffles or auction hunts, juvenile fishing, or fishing set aside for persons of disability (unless the holder qualifies as a fisher with a disability) are not included in this package. If a fee is established for transport tags, fish marking tags, additional access permits, additional catch record cards, or other restrictions on fishing or hunting, the holder will be responsible for payment of these fees prior to engaging in the restricted activities.

(2) The fee for a resident special license application ticket is $6.50, and the fee for a nonresident special license application ticket is $12.50. The fee for the ticket includes both the transaction and dealer fees. The selection of a successful special license application ticket holder will be by random draw. Only a natural person may be issued a permanent annual combination license. The successful special license application ticket holder may not sell the opportunity to be issued a permanent annual combination license, but may designate a natural person other than the successful special license application ticket holder to receive the permanent annual combination license. A resident ticket holder may only designate another resident. A nonresident ticket holder may designate a resident or nonresident. The designation of another individual to be issued the permanent annual combination license must be made in writing to the department license manager. If the successful special license application ticket holder is an individual, the designation must be made within fifteen days of notification of being selected. If the successful special license application ticket holder is a business or organization, the designation must be made within ninety days of notification of being selected. Notification is complete upon posting a letter in the United States mail to the successful special license application ticket holder. The licensee, once designated, may not transfer the license. The permanent annual combination license package shall be issued on an annual basis to the licensee upon request of the licensee.

(3) The director will determine the number of special license applications to be conducted each year, the date of the drawing for each special license application to be conducted, and the number of permanent annual combination licenses to be awarded for each special license application conducted.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 04-01-051 (Order 03-304), 220-55-175, filed 12/11/03, effective 1/11/04.]




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220-55-180
Point-of-sale transaction fee.
The point-of-sale transaction fee shall be used to operate an automated recreational licensing system. This fee shall be applied to all automated licensing system purchases of recreational documents. The transaction fee shall be ten percent of the value of the document transaction, excluding any applicable dealer fees except through June 30, 2007, the transaction fee shall be nine and one-half percent of the value of the document transaction, excluding any applicable dealer fee.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-01-012 (Order 05-273), 220-55-180, filed 12/9/05, effective 1/9/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 2003 c 389. 04-01-095 (Order 03-311), 220-55-180, filed 12/16/03, effective 1/16/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.32.050. 00-11-176 (Order 00-81), 220-55-180, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 77.32.050. 00-02-049 (Order 99-234), 220-55-180, filed 12/30/99, effective 1/30/00.]




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220-55-200
Duplicate license fees.
(1) The cost of a duplicate license document is seven dollars, plus the automated licensing system processing fee and dealer fee, unless the cost of all licenses on the original license document was less than seven dollars, then the license document cost is the same as the original cost, plus the automated licensing system processing fee and dealer fee. The duplicate license document shall contain all licenses purchased at the time the original license document was issued, including a migratory waterfowl validation if such validation was purchased, but shall not include any game tags issued with the original license.

(2) The cost of a duplicate game tag is seven dollars per game tag, plus the automated licensing system processing fee and the dealer fee.

(3) The department will not issue duplicate two-day fishing licenses issued as a charter stamp, duplicate collector migratory waterfowl stamps, duplicate additional access decals, or duplicate game raffle tickets.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 2002 c 222. 02-15-038 (Order 02-153), 220-55-200, filed 7/11/02, effective 8/11/02.]




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220-55-210
Oregon license reciprocity.
(1) A person may, from a vessel or other floating device, fish for game fish, food fish, unclassified fish, and shellfish, unless otherwise prohibited, from Pacific Ocean waters within three miles of the Washington coast from Leadbetter Point to the Washington-Oregon boundary, and from the concurrent waters of the Columbia River where the river forms the boundary between Oregon and Washington if the person possesses a valid Oregon resident angling license or a valid Oregon resident shellfish license, but only if Oregon recognizes as valid a comparable Washington personal use license in Pacific Ocean waters within three miles of the Oregon coast from the Oregon-Washington boundary to Cape Falcon and the concurrent waters of the Columbia River.

(2) This reciprocity applies only to fishing from a vessel or other floating device. Fishing from the Washington shore requires a Washington personal use license.

(3) This reciprocity applies only to Oregon residents, and residents of other states must possess either a valid Washington license or a valid Oregon license to take game fish, food fish, unclassified fish, and shellfish from the waters of the respective states.

(4) Any game fish, food fish, unclassified fish, or shellfish landed into Washington must conform with current rules in effect for the point of landing including, but not limited to, daily limits, possession limits, size restrictions, and sex restrictions.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. 06-07-046 (Order 06-40), 220-55-210, filed 3/9/06, effective 4/9/06.]