(1) Are recreation permits required
for organized events on department-managed lands? Persons are
required to obtain recreation permits for organized events and as
otherwise indicated in this chapter.
(2) May I charge a fee at an
organized event? Yes. A person shall obtain a recreation permit if a
fee is charged at an organized event on department-managed
May I use
department-managed lands for commercial purposes? A person who uses
department-managed lands for commercial purposes shall obtain a
contract, lease, permit or other written authorization from the
For the purposes of this subsection and in the
context of public use, "commercial purposes" means charging a fee of
any type for access to department-managed lands or any use or
activity on department-managed lands where the primary purpose is the
sale or barter of a good or service, regardless of whether the use or
activity is intended to produce a profit.
(4) How do I obtain a recreation
permit? Persons must contact the region office during business hours
prior to the proposed organized event use to request a recreation
permit application. The completed recreation permit application must
be submitted via fax, e-mail, mail, or in person to the region office
during business hours at least sixty days prior to the proposed
are recreation permit applications processed? The region will process
recreation permit applications in order of their arrival.
Is the department required to
issue a recreation permit?
region may approve or deny the application for a recreation permit
for the reasons set forth in WAC
(b) The region will notify the
applicant if the permit application is denied.
(7) If the permit application is
approved, when will the permit be issued? If approved, the region
will issue the permit within thirty days of receipt of the permit
(8) How do I
cancel a permit? Persons must notify the region office of the
cancellation at least seventy-two hours prior to the scheduled
the department revoke a permit? The department may revoke a permit,
and remove any or all persons from the site, if:
(a) The person is in violation of
these rules or any other applicable state law.
(b) The person's behavior is
detrimental to the health and safety of any person.
(c) The person's behavior
unreasonably interferes with the recreational enjoyment of any other
department's management activities conflict with either the purpose
or the conditions of the permit.
(10) Any violation of this section
is an infraction under
chapter 7.84 RCW.