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PDFWAC 308-61-185

Lien provisions.

What charges are proper for the registered tow truck operator to include in the towing and storage lien?
(1) No operator shall include any charges in the amount of the lien that are not specifically authorized. Subordinate charges such as mechanic fees or prior storage fees claimed by the operator or any third party shall not be allowed. All fees must be included in the towing and storage rates and no fees for other services shall be allowed. No fee may be listed on the rate sheet for which there is no provision.
(2) The towing and storage lien shall not apply to personal property not attached to and made an integral part of the vehicle.
(3) No operator shall increase the daily storage rate charged for an unauthorized or abandoned vehicle in his/her custody between the time the vehicle is impounded and then redeemed or auctioned.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.55.190. WSR 00-01-058, § 308-61-185, filed 12/10/99, effective 1/10/00; WSR 91-20-121, § 308-61-185, filed 9/30/91, effective 10/31/91; WSR 90-01-060, § 308-61-185, filed 12/18/89, effective 1/18/90. Statutory Authority: Chapter 46.55 RCW. WSR 86-03-011 (Order DLR-088), § 308-61-185, filed 1/6/86.]
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