Petition for Rulemaking

You may petition a state agency to adopt, repeal, or amend a rule within its authority. The petition process is described in RCW 34.05.330 and chapter 82-05 WAC.

The petition form describes the information that must be included in a petition, as required by WAC 82-05-020. Once we receive that information, we will review your request within the timelines described in RCW 34.05.330(1). We have 60 days to respond to a petition.

We may take one of the following actions after we receive a petition:

  • Deny the request and explain our reasons
  • Describe alternative steps we will take
  • Initiate rulemaking

If we deny your petition, you may appeal our decision to the Governor. If we initiate rulemaking based on your petition, the rulemaking process will begin. 


How to Submit a Petition for Rulemaking

  1. Download and complete the form
  2. Submit your request online, by mail, or fax
  • Email:
  • Mailing Address:
    Rules Coordinator
    Liquor and Cannabis Board                                                                                           
    P.O. Box 43080                                                                                               
    Olympia, WA 98504-3080
  • Fax: (360) 704-5027



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