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Rules

These Hearing Examiner Rules (Rules) supplement Seattle Municipal Code and ordinances and other applicable law, for matters within the Hearing Examiner's jurisdiction, and govern administrative practice and procedure before the Hearing Examiner.

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These Rules For Discrimination Cases supplement Seattle Municipal Code and ordinances, and other applicable law, for matters within the jurisdiction of the Hearing Examiner under Chapters 14.04, 14.06, 14.08 14.10, 14.16 and 14.17 SMC, and govern administrative practice and procedure before the Hearing Examiner, (or Hearing Examiner and members of the Human Rights Commission, as applicable).

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These Rules For Whistleblower Retaliation Cases supplement the Seattle Municipal Code and ordinances, and other applicable law, for matters within the jurisdiction of the Hearing Examiner under Subchapter III of Chapter 4.20 SMC, the Whistleblower Protection Code, and govern administrative practice and procedure before the Hearing Examiner.

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The Civil Service Commission can delegate civil service appeals to the Hearing Examiner for hearing and decision. View the signed rules here. 

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Codes

The Seattle Municipal Code is a codification of the general and permanent ordinances of The City of Seattle, Washington.

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Hearing Examiner

Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 4000, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124
Phone: (206) 684-0521
Fax: (206) 684-0536
Hearing.examiner@seattle.gov
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Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Office of Hearing Examiner is a separate and independent office of the City created by the Seattle Municipal Code. The Office is charged with conducting fair and impartial administrative hearings, when authorized by the Code, to review the actions of various City departments.