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By Dave Poletti | Property Manager in Seattle, WA

Seattle Property Management- New Rental Housing Registration & Inspection Program

City of Seattle Mayor Signs Rental Housing Registration and Inspection Program Ordinance October 9, 2012


Registration will be required for ALL rental housing units, from single family homes to large apartments with the following exceptions:


·     Short‐term vacation rentals

·     Commercial lodging such as hotels, motels and B&Bs

·     Housing units in state licensed facilities like assisted living, adult family homes or veterans homes

·     Hospitals and hospices

·     Emergency or temporary shelters or transitional housing

·     Facilities owned by or managed for Major Institutions

·     Housing units in a religious facility occupied by members of the religious order

·     Housing units, owned by a government entity or housing authority, like SHA


Inspections apply to all registered rental housing units, except those receiving public subsidies that are already subject to regular inspections, those getting regular inspections from their lending institution, and accessory dwelling units if occupied by an immediate family member of the resident home owner.


Schedule for Registration Requirement:

# of Housing Units

Date Rental Housing Units Must Be Registered By

10 or More

July 1, 2014


December 31, 2014


December 31, 2016


Each registration must include a sworn statement that the rental housing units meet specified subset of the health and safety standards called for in Seattle’s housing code.


Registrations must be renewed every five years


Please review the draft ordinance (see version 12) for additional details of the program:



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