308-04-020 - Handling fee for dishonored checks in payment of vehicle or vessel licenses and certificates of ownership

308-04-020. Handling fee for dishonored checks in payment of vehicle or vessel licenses and certificates of ownership

(1) Will the department accept a check for registrations, licenses, permits or certificates of ownership for vehicles or vessels? Yes, registrations, licenses, or permits relating to the licensing or titling of vehicles or vessels may be paid by check to county auditors, agents, vehicle licensing offices and subagents appointed or approved by the director under RCW 46.01.140.

(2) If my check is dishonored, do I have to pay a handling fee? Yes, when a financial institution dishonors a check by nonacceptance, stop payment, or nonpayment, a handling fee in the amount of twenty-five dollars will be assessed for each check.

(3) Who may collect the fee for dishonored checks? County auditors, agents, department vehicle licensing offices and subagents may collect and retain the handling fee.

Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 82.36.435, 82.38.260, 82.42.040, 46.87.010(2). 00-08-032, § 308-04-020, filed 3/28/00, effective 4/28/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110 and 43.24.023. 99-01-104, § 308-04-020, filed 12/17/98, effective 1/17/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.230(3). 87-21-014 (Order TL/RG 38), § 308-04-020, filed 10/9/87.

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