Laws and rules: Collection agencies
Current laws and rules
New laws and rules
This bill, adopted by the 2013 Legislature, adds “debt buyers” to the definition of a collection agency. The new law:
- Makes all debt buyers and others who meet the definition of a collection agency subject to the Washington Collection Agency Act (RCW 19.16) and current administrative rules (WAC 308-29).
- Clarifies that licensees are prohibited from engaging in the unauthorized practice of law. This means that lawyers can practice law and also hold a collection agency license.
There is no collection agency rulemaking activity at this time.
Explanation of abbreviations
- RCW—Revised Code of Washington (Washington State laws)
- WAC—Washington Administrative Code (Washington State agency regulations)