Title 38 – Militia and Military Affairs; Chapter 52 – Emergency Management
38.52.010 Emergency Management Definitions.
38.52.020 EMD declaration of policy and purpose.
38.52.030 (7) Director responsible for state E9-1-1 emergency communications network.
38.52.500 Statewide E911 is mandated.
38.52.501 Statewide E911 service - findings
38.52.505 Statewide E911 service – Automatic Location Identification (ALI) Rules
38.52.510 Counties must use $.70 tax for E911. State E911 Office assists and facilitates E911.
38.52.520 State E911 Coordination Office established to coordinate and facilitate E911, seek advice from E911 Advisory Committee and recommend tax level to WUTC.
38.52.525 State E911 Office may produce public education materials relating to PBX equipment ability to pass ANI/ALI.
38.52.530 E911 Advisory Committee (as amended by 2010 1st sp.s.c 7 & 19)
38.52.532 Enhanced 911 Advisory Committee – Annual legislative update
38.52.535 State E911 Office and E911 Advisory Committee may participate nationally to set standards for PBX to pass ANI/ALI.
38.52.540 Separate state treasury account for $.25 tax (E911 Account). Authority to establish WAC rules for expending monies.
38.52.545 Priorities for enhanced 911 funding.
38.52.550 Telecommunications company immunity from civil liability.
38.52.561 911 calls from radio communications service companies – technical and operation standards.
38.52.575 Exemption from public inspection and copying – ANI/ALI database emergency communication system.
38.52.577 Exemption from public inspection and copying - /ANI/ALI database or voluntary submitted for inclusion in the emergency notification system.
Title 82 – Excise Taxes; Chapter 14B – Counties – Tax on telephone access line use
82.14B.010 Establishment of 9-1-1 excise tax.
82.14B.020 Definitions for “Emergency services communications system”, “Enhanced 9-1-1 telephone system”, “Switched access line”, “Local exchange company”, “Radio access line”, “Radio communications service company” and “Private telecommunications system."
82.14B.030 County enhanced 911 excise tax on use of switched access lines and radio access lines authorized
82.14B.040 Collection of 9-1-1 tax.
82.14B.042 Penalties for local exchange carriers failing to collect state enhanced 911 excise tax.
82.14B.050 County 911 tax can only be used for emergency services communication systems.
82.14B.060 County must pass explicit ordinance including remittance of tax to be 75 days after collection month.
82.14B.061 Department of Revenue to enforce and administer the state enhanced 911 excise tax.
82.14B.063 Department of Revenue to create and administer the stare enhanced 911 tax.
82.14B.065 Excise tax distribution to maximum allowable
82.14B.150 Filing tax returns – credit or refund
ADDITIONAL RCW’S PERTAINING TO E911
Title 9A – Washington Criminal Code; Chapter 76 - Obstructing Governmental Operations
Title 9 – Crimes and Punishment; Chapter 73 – Privacy, Violating Right of
9.73.030 Consent required for intercepting, recording, or divulging private communication.
9.73.040 Grounds for issuing court order permitting interception of private communication.
9.73.050 Admissibility of intercepted communication in evidence.
9.73.070 Persons and activities excepted from chapter.
9.73.080 Penalty for violating privacy laws.
9.73.090 Emergency response personnel exempted from violation of privacy laws.
9.73.100 Recordings available to defense counsel.
Title 28A – Common School Provisions; Chapter 335 – School Districts’ Property
28A.335.320 Enhanced 911 service -- Common and public school service required.
Title 35 – Cities and Towns; Chapter 21 – Miscellaneous Provisions
35.21.895 Regulation of automatic number or location identification - Prohibited.
Title 35A – Optional Municipal; Chapter 21 – Provisions affecting all code cities
35A.21.275 Regulation of automatic number or location identification - Prohibited.
Title 36 – Counties; Chapter 32 – County Commissioners
36.32.475 Regulation of automatic number or location identification - Prohibited.
Title 40 – Public Documents, Records, and Publications; Chapters
40.04 Public documents.
40.06 State publications distribution center.
40.07 Management and control of state publications.
40.10 Microfilming of records to provide continuity of civil government.
40.14 Preservation and destruction of public records.
40.16 Penal provisions.
40.20 Reproduced records for governments and businesses.
40.24 Address confidentiality for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
Title 41 – Public Employment, Civil Service and Pensions; Chapter 14 – Civil Service for Sheriff’s Office
41.14.070(3) Classified and unclassified service. In counties with a sheriff's department that operates the 911 emergency communications system, in addition to the unclassified positions authorized in subsections (1), (2), and (4) of this section, the sheriff may designate one unclassified position for the 911 emergency communications system.
Title 42 – Public Officers and Agencies; Chapter 56 – Public records act
42.56.240(2) Investigative, law enforcement, and crime victims.
Title 58 – Boundaries and Plats; Chapter 17 – Plats-Subdivisions-Dedications
58.17.280 Naming and numbering of short subdivisions, subdivisions, streets, lots and blocks.
Title 70 – Public Health and Safety; Chapter 85 – Emergency Party Line Telephone Calls – Limiting telephone communication in hostage situations
70.85.020 Penalty for refusal to yield use of party line during an emergency.
70.85.030 Penalty for requesting use of party line on pretext of an emergency.
70.85.100 Authority to isolate telephones in a barricade or hostage situation.
Title 80 – Public Utilities; Chapter(s) 04 – Regulations & 36 – Telecommunications
80.36.555 Enhanced 911 service – Residential service required.
80.36.560 Enhanced 911 service – Business service required.
80.36.610 Universal service program – Authority of Commission duties – Rules & Fees
80.36.620 Universal service program – Rules
80.36.630 State Universal communications services program - definitions
Title 118 - Military Department (Emergency Management); Chapter 66 – Enhanced 9-1-1 Funding
118-66-010 Authority - this chapter is promulgated pursuant to the authority granted in RCW 38.52.540 and 38.52.545.
118-66-020 Purpose and Priorities - establishes rules for expending 911 funds.
118-66-040 County eligibility for funding.
118-66-042 Radio communications service company (RCSC – wireless vendor) eligibility for wireless funding.
118-66-045 Washington State Patrol (WSP) eligibility for wireless funding.
118-66-050 State Eligible expenses.
118-66-060 County Eligible expenses.
118-66-081 Funding applications.
118-66-085 Reporting requirements for radio communications service companies (RCSCs).
118-66-090 Other rules.
ADDITIONAL WAC’S PERTAINING TO E911
Title 246 – Health, Department of; Chapter 260 – Water recreation facilities
246.260.041(11) Telephone within the facility.
246.260.051(5) Telephone within the facility.
246.260.061 Special design and construction provisions for hotel and motels serving fewer than fifteen living units and for spas in individual hotel/motel rooms.
Title 480 – Utilities and Transportation Commission; Chapter 120 – Telephone Companies 480-120-172(6) Medical emergencies.
480-120-253 Automatic dialing-announcing device (ADAD).
480-120-257 Emergency services.
480-120-263(3)(b) Access – Pay Phone no charge.
480-120-263(5)(c) Operation and functionality.
480-120-401(3) Network performance standards – interoffice facilities.
480-120-412 Major outages.
480-120-414 Emergency operation.
480-120-450 Enhanced 911 (E911) obligations of local exchange companies.
480-120-451 Local exchange carrier contact number for use by the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)
480-120-452 Reverse search by enhanced 9-1-1 (E911) public safety answering points (PSAPs). – When permitted.
State Enhanced 911 Coordination Office (SECO) Policies
- SECO Coordinator Professional Development (CPD) Contract Policy (PDF)
- SECO County Contract Policy (PDF)
- SECO County Regionalization Contract Policy (PDF)
- SECO WSP Contract Policy (PDF)
- SECO Equipment Contract Policy (PDF)
- SECO Equipment Support Policy (PDF)
- SECO Public Education Policy (PDF)
- SECO Statewide and Network & Telecom Services Support Policy (PDF)
- SECO Travel Policy (PDF)
- SECO Salaries & Benefits Summary (PDF)