Our Housing and Building Maintenance Code applies to all buildings in the City of Seattle. It contains minimum standards for structural integrity, heat, ventilation, electrical equipment, fire safety including exit requirements, and security for housing units. Our code also contains duties of owners and tenants, the Just Cause Eviction Ordinance, and standards for vacant building maintenance.
Our ordinance requires that you:
This ordinance does not cover:
Read the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) section on housing and building maintenance, SMC 22.200 - 22.208.