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:
- Implement, interpret, or make specific a law enforced or administered by an agency, or
- 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.
Current Rulemaking Activity
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. Sensitive financial and personal information, such as account numbers and social security numbers, MUST not be included.
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