We investigate potential code violations after we receive a complaint (see common questions about codes). If someone complained about your property and we found a violation, you may be contacted by an inspector or you may receive a notice in the mail.
If you receive a warning, citation, Notice of Violation, Emergency Order, or other enforcement document, read it completely! It will explain:
Make sure you contact your assigned inspector right away so he or she can work with you throughout the correction process.
This page does not cover how to file a complaint and does not have information about requirements of specific codes.
Read the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) for more information about housing and building maintenance standards and other code requirements: