How Do I ... Appeal a "Go To Go!" Penalty?
Good To Go! is Washington state's electronic tolling system. If you fail to pay your toll bill within 80 days after crossing the SR 520 or Tacoma Narrows bridges, a notice of civil penalty (NOCP) will be assessed.
The Superior Court Clerk's Office has received many questions from customers on appealing Good To Go! penalties.
If you have received a notice of civil penalty, you have 20 days to pay the penalty, schedule a hearing (which you would attend in person so you can state your case) or send in a written dispute.
All of these options are through the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), not the Superior Court Clerk's Office. For more information on how to appeal a civil penalty through WSDOT:
- Civil Penalty Guide: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/GoodToGo/nocp.htm
- Administrative Hearing Process Common Questions: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/GoodToGo/faq_Administrativehearings.htm
You have 30 days from the date of the Final Order to file your appeal with our court. Remember that the date on the Final Order is what starts the 30-day clock ticking, not the date you actually receive the Final Order.
The action you will be filing is an Administrative Law Review. It's a type of appeal and costs a civil filing fee (currently $240).
You may wish to consult an attorney to help you with your case. The King County Bar Association has a Lawyer Referral Service. Please visit www.kcba.org/lrs/ for more information or call 206-267-7010. If you need free legal assistance and have a very low income, call 2-1-1 in King County or 1-888-201-1014 outside of King County to hear if free legal assistance is available for you.
If you are unable to consult with an attorney, the King County Law Library is a good resource for conducting legal research. Also, www.WashingtonLawHelp.org has posted an information packet called "How to Petition for Superior Court Review." The guide is intended for people appealing decisions by DSHS, so you will need to make some changes to the forms to fit your situation, but it provides good information that you can work from in order to get your case filed.
King County Clerk's Office - Seattle
516 3rd Avenue, Room E609
Seattle, WA 98104
King County Clerk's Office - Kent
401 4th Avenue North, Room 2C
Kent, WA 98032
Please bring your Petition for Review and a Case Assignment Area Form & Case Index Cover Sheet when you are ready to file your case, along with your personal check, cash or money order for the civil filing fee. If you are unable to pay, the Court may waive your filing fee. Please see the Clerk's Fee Waiver Information page for details on how to ask the Court to waive your fee.