Disability Designation and Special Use Permits

Rule-making status: Permanent

Rule Making Reference# P2022-10
This rulemaking is to simplify the process of applying for program modifications and accessibility permits in part by specifying the criteria for the most common special use permits (WAC 220-200-200 through WAC 220-200-230).

The changes will reduce barriers that may impede participation by persons with disabilities by streamlining the
administrative processes associated with these common requests. The changes will also ensure consistent application of permit standards, allowing for increased equity and efficiency of department services to Washington communities.

The new rules at WAC 220-200-240 will also ensure that WDFW may appropriately evaluate requests for
program modifications based on unique circumstances not covered by WAC 220-200-200 through WAC 220-200-230
Finally, the adopted rules clarify existing definitions, create new definitions, specify terms and conditions, and provide appropriate appeal rights for decisions to deny, revoke, suspend, or modify special use permits and disability designations.

Public comments

The public comment period has closed as of April 10, 2023.

To view comments submitted on this proposal, please visit the Special Use Permit Rule public engagement page.

Public hearing


April 10, 2023  - View the Zoom Meeting Recording

Date of Adoption: May 12, 2023


For more information

For questions, or assistance for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities Contact:
Licensing Customer Service Staff
Phone: 360-902-2464
Email: licensing@dfw.wa.gov
TTY: 1-800-833-6388 OR 711