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PDFWAC 170-03-0080

Service of notice and documents.

(1) Service is the act of delivering a copy of documents to the opposing party. Service gives the opposing party notice of the request for hearing or other action. When a document is given to a party, that party is considered served with official notice of the contents of the document.
(2) A party may serve another party by:
(a) Personal service (hand delivery);
(b) First class, registered, or certified mail;
(c) Fax, if the party also mails a copy of the document the same day;
(d) Commercial delivery service; or
(e) Legal messenger service.
(3) A party cannot serve documents by email.
(4) A party must serve all other parties or a party's representative, if the party is represented, whenever the party files a pleading (request for hearing), brief or other document with OAH or the review judge or when required by law.
(5) Service is complete when:
(a) Personal service is made;
(b) Mail is properly stamped, addressed and deposited in the United States mail;
(c) Fax produces proof of transmission;
(d) A parcel is delivered to a commercial delivery service with charges prepaid; or
(e) A parcel is delivered to a legal messenger service with charges prepaid.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW, RCW 34.05.220, chapter 34.05 RCW, 2006 c 265. WSR 08-06-102, ยง 170-03-0080, filed 3/5/08, effective 4/5/08.]
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