WASHINGTON INTEREST RATE - Legal: 12%
Judgment: 12%
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS (IN YEARS) -
Open Acct.: 6
Written Contract: 6
Domestic Judgment: 10, renewable
Foreign Judgment: 10, renewable
BAD CHECK LAWS (CIVIL PENALTY) -
Interest at rate specified in instrument or, if no specified rate, 12% interest plus collection costs up to $40. If taken to court, reasonable attorney's fees, 3 x value, or up to $800. Have 6 years to enforce a bad check.
GENERAL GARNISHMENT EXEMPTIONS -
Greater of 75% or $206 wk. (30 x state min. hourly wage).
COLLECTION AGENCY BOND & LICENSE -
Contact: Dept. of Licensing
Collection Agency Board
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034
Phone: (360) 664-1389 Fax: (360) 570-7875
email:collect@dol.wa.gov
web: www.dol.wa.gov/mls/colfront.htm