Summary: The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) administers and enforces Seattle’s Housing and Building Maintenance Code (SMC Sections 22.200 - 22.208) and several other city ordinances affecting landlords and tenants. Members of SDCI’s Code Compliance staff are available to assist tenants and owners in understanding City code requirements. This Tip is a general guide to the rights and responsibilities of Seattle tenants and rental property owners under city laws.

Date Revised: 05/13/2022

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