Seattle Municipal Code & City Charter

Seattle Municipal Code

The Seattle Municipal Code, often referred to as the SMC, is a classified compilation of the general and permanent ordinances of the City of Seattle.

Search by Shital Patel from the Noun Project
Browse and search the current SMC online at Municode Corporation, our codifier.
Book by Peter van Driel from the Noun Project
View the SMC in print (updated quarterly) in the City Clerk's Office.
Museum by Thomas Helbig from the Noun Project
View the SMC in print at some branches of the Seattle Public Library.
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Order a copy of the SMC from Municode Corporation.
quill by Andrejs Kirma from the Noun Project
View historic versions (that is, no longer active) of the SMC online and at our office.

Seattle City Charter

The City Charter, adopted by the City's voters as prescribed by the Washington State Constitution, embodies the fundamental principles of the City, defines the City's powers and duties, and guarantees certain rights to the people.

Search by Shital Patel from the Noun Project
Browse and search the City Charter online at Municode Corporation, our codifier.
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View four historic versions of the Charter at the Seattle Municipal Archives.