Chapter 4.34


4.34.010    Fee Imposed.

4.34.020    Administration.

4.34.030    Use of Proceeds.

4.34.040    Referendum.

4.34.050    Exemption Process.

4.34.010 Fee Imposed.

Pursuant to RCW 82.80.020, a fee of $15.00 is imposed for vehicles authorized by RCW 82.80.020(1) and determined by the State Department of Licensing to be registered within the boundaries of Pierce County. (Ord. 98-75 § 1, 1998; Ord. 91-74S § 1 (part), 1991)

4.34.020 Administration.

The State Department of Licensing shall administer and collect the fee imposed in Section 4.34.010 as provided in RCW 82.80.020. (Ord. 91-74S § 1 (part), 1991)

4.34.030 Use of Proceeds.

The proceeds of the fee imposed in this Chapter shall be deposited in a Vehicle License Fee Fund and used strictly for transportation purposes in accordance with RCW 82.80.070. (Ord. 91-74S § 1 (part), 1991)

4.34.040 Referendum.

A.    Procedures. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 5.70 of the Pierce County Charter, the referendum procedures imposed by RCW 82.80.090 shall apply to any referendum petition filed to repeal the vehicle license fee imposed by this Chapter.

B.    Filing Officer. The filing officer for purposes of referendum pursuant to RCW 82.80.090 shall be the Pierce County Auditor.

(Ord. 91-74S § 1 (part), 1991)

4.34.050 Exemption Process.

A.    There is hereby established an exemption process for this fee.

B.    Only the registered owners of vehicles residing within the boundaries of the County who meet the criteria in 1. or 2. below shall qualify for the exemption.

1.    The owner must be 61 years old or older at the time the payment of the fee is due and have an annual combined disposable household income as set forth in RCW 84.36.381(5)(a) as now exists or is hereafter amended for property tax exemptions. "Combined disposable income" and "disposable income" shall mean the same as the terms are defined in RCW 84.36.383; or

2.    The owner must have a physical disability as defined in RCW 46.16.381 and must have been issued a permanent disabled persons placard or disabled persons license plates by Washington State Department of Licensing. Proof of disability must be provided at the time of application for the exemption.

(Ord. 2000-49S § 1, 2000)