HTML has links - PDF has Authentication
208-08-083  <<  208-08-085 >>   208-08-090

PDFWAC 208-08-085

Validity of unsworn declaration.

(1) If a law of this state requires or permits use of a sworn declaration, an unsworn declaration meeting the requirements of this section has the same effect as a sworn declaration if it:
(a) Recites that it is certified or declared by the person to be true under penalty of perjury;
(b) Is subscribed by the person;
(c) States the date and place of its execution; and
(d) States that it is so certified or declared under the laws of the state of Washington.
(2) The certification or declaration may be in substantially the following form:
"I certify (or declare) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington that the foregoing is true and correct":
. . . .
. . . .
(Date and Place)
(3) This section does not apply to:
(a) A deposition;
(b) An oath of office;
(c) An oath required to be given before a specified official other than a notary public;
(d) A declaration to be recorded pursuant to Titles 64 or 65 RCW; or
(e) An oath required by RCW 11.20.020.
(4) As used in this section:
(a) "Sworn declaration" means a declaration in a signed record given under oath. The term includes a sworn statement, verification, certificate, or affidavit; and
(b) "Unsworn declaration" means a declaration in a signed record that is not given under oath, but is given under penalty of perjury.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.250. WSR 17-16-056, ยง 208-08-085, filed 7/25/17, effective 10/1/17.]
Site Contents
Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group