Rulemaking is the process government agencies must use to create, modify, or repeal rules in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

Rules are regulations, standards, or other statements of general applicability adopted by an agency to either:

  1. Implement, interpret, or make specific a law enforced or administered by an agency, or
  2. Prescribe or interpret an agency policy, procedure or practice requirement binding on persons outside the agency.

Rules are valid and binding on the persons they affect, and have the force of law unless amended, revised, or unless a court of competent jurisdiction determines otherwise.

Rulemaking Status: Open
Rulemaking Subject Industry Rulemaking Status
Small Company Offering Registration Securities Open
Rulemaking Status: Adopted
Rulemaking Subject Industry Rulemaking Status Effective Date
Amended Franchise Interpretive Statement No. 4 Franchises Adopted 03/13/2020
Electronic Filing Depository Requirements Securities Adopted 01/09/2020
Consumer Loan Act Rulemaking Consumer Loan Companies Adopted 11/24/2019
Mortgage Broker Practices Act Rulemaking Mortgage Brokers Adopted 11/24/2019
Municipal Securities Exemption Securities Adopted 06/15/2019
Franchise Electronic System Filing Requirements Securities Adopted 04/28/2019
Repealed Interpretive and Policy Statements: IS-21 and PS-21 Investment Advisers Adopted 03/20/2019
Ministerial Updates to Exempt Transaction Rules Securities Adopted 03/07/2019
NASAA Statements of Policy Securities Adopted 03/07/2019
Investment Adviser Rules - Amendments Securities Adopted 02/18/2019
Student Education Loan Servicers Rulemaking Consumer Loan Companies Adopted 01/01/2019
Credit Unions Rulemaking Credit Unions Adopted

Rulemaking Comments

In general, DFI will publish all comments and supporting material on its website. Comments and supporting materials will be published without change, including any business or personal information provided such as name, address, e-mail address, or phone number. Do not include any information in your comments or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure as communications with DFI related to rulemaking may become part of the public rulemaking file.

Petition for Adoption, Amendment, or Repeal of a State Rule

Individuals or groups who wish to petition DFI to adopt, amend, or repeal an administrative rule may do so by using the form linked below. You also may contact DFI using other formats, such as a letter or email.

Petition for Adoption, Amendment, or Repeal of a State Administrative Rule