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Aviation Law

Ever wonder what laws govern aviation in Washington State?

The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) is the compilation of all permanent laws now in force. It is a collection of Session Laws (enacted by the Legislature, and signed by the Governor, or enacted via the initiative process), arranged by topic, with amendments added and repealed laws removed. It does not include temporary laws such as appropriations acts. The official version of the RCW is published by the Statute Law Committee and the Code Reviser.

The online version of the RCW is updated twice a year, once in the early fall following the legislative session, and again at the end of the year if a ballot measure that changes the law passed at the general election.  State aviation RCWs are found under Title 14. 

The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) are regulations of executive branch agencies are issued by authority of statutes. Like legislation and the Constitution, regulations are a source of primary law in Washington State. The WAC codifies the regulations and arranges them by subject or agency. The online version of the WAC is updated twice a month.

Below you will find a listing of RCWs of WACs that currently pertain to WSDOT Aviation.  Please be advised that RCWs are subject to change based on proposed or pending legislation.

Aviation RCWs

Aviation WACS

Federal Senate and House Aviation Subcommittees
Below are your Federal contacts for the Senate and House Aviation Subcommittees:

Senate Aviation Subcommittees

House Aviation Subcommittees