WAC 182-526-0070

Effective February 1, 2013

WAC 182-526-0070 Filing documents.

  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 the BOA.

  3. Filing is complete when the documents are received by OAH or the BOA during office hours. For documents received after normal office hours, the filing is effective the next business day.

  4. A party may file documents by delivering them to the office of administrative hearings or the BOA by:

    1. Personal service (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 e-mail only if the ALJ or review judge has agreed to accept electronically filed documents. Parties must request and receive confirmation of receipt of the filing from the ALJ or review judge in order to prove that the documents were successfully filed.

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