WAC 182-526-0070 Filing documents.

Effective December 22, 2017

  1. Filing is the act of delivering documents to the office of administrative hearings (OAH) or the board of appeals (BOA).
  2. The date of filing is the date documents are received by OAH or BOA.
  3. Filing is complete when the documents are received by OAH or BOA during business days between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If the documents are received after 5:00 p.m. on a business day, the filing is effective the next business day.
  4. A party may file documents by delivering them to OAH or BOA by:
    1. Personal service (e.g., hand delivery);
    2. First class, registered, or certified mail;
    3. Fax transmission;
    4. Commercial delivery service; or
    5. Legal messenger service.
  5. A party may deliver documents for filing by email only if OAH or BOA staff agreed to accept electronically filed documents. A party must obtain confirmation of receipt of the filing from the OAH or BOA staff to prove that the documents were successfully filed.

This is a reprint of the official rule as published by the Office of the Code Reviser. If there are previous versions of this rule, they can be found using the Legislative Search page.