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Permit Timeliness
(RCW 43.42A)

Permit Timeliness Report

The Permit Timeliness Report is in response to a State Auditor’s Performance Audit and RCW 43.42A. Each regulatory agency will develop a plan to improve permit clarity, predictability, and timeliness. Agencies must consider the customer experience to ensure permit assistance is simple to use, easy to access, and designed in a customer-friendly manner. Agencies will report progress to the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). ORIA prepares and distributes reports, with participation from the State Auditor’s Office and Results Washingtonhe 14 state agencies reporting on permit timeliness:

The 14 state agencies reporting on permit timeliness:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation
  • Department of Ecology
  • Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Gambling Commission
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Labor and Industries
  • Department of Licensing
  • Liquor and Cannabis Board
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of Transportation
  • Utilities and Transportation Commission
  • Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Permit Timeliness Fact Sheet

If you have any questions or comments regarding Permit Timeliness, please feel free to contact ORIA at

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