Summary: This Tip explains Seattleā€™s basic regulations relating to housing, zoning and vegetation, gives information on how residents may report code violations, and outlines the code compliance process. Except during the building construction process, each of these codes is enforced on a referral basis. Resident reports of suspected code violations to the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections make it possible for the department to conduct investigations, identify and cite violations and obtain compliance with code requirements.

Date Revised: 08/05/2022

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