Real Estate Services

As part of the Department of Finance and Administrative Services, we provide centralized real estate services to City decision-makers and departments, as well as the general public. This includes buying, selling or transferring property (formally known as, respectively, "acquisition," "disposition" and "reuse"), and maintaining listings and maps of City-owned properties.

What do you want to do?

Search for City-Owned or City-Leased Property

Visit the City Property Finder & Resources page to access the City's online interactive mapping tool, which presents data on property the City owns or leases. You may search for a City-owned property by address, neighborhood, tax parcel number, PMA (property management area) or interactive map search.

Find Out Which Department Controls a Specific Property

Visit the City Property Finder & Resources page for links to online resources to help you determine which City department has jurisdiction over a specific piece of property.

Request Maintenance of a City-Owned Property

Please complete an online Service Request to request maintenance on a piece of City-owned property.
Note: If you do not see the topic of your specific request in the "service type" drop-down menu, choose "General Inquiry — Customer Service Bureau" category.

Receive Permission to Use City Property

The City of Seattle owns property used for various municipal purposes, such as fire and police stations, swimming pools, parks and offices. Requests to use a specific piece of City-owned property should be directed to the department with jurisdiction over it. Chances are either the Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle City Light, Department of Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities or the Department of Finance and Administrative Services oversee the property in which you are interested. Visit the City Property Finder & Resources page for links to online resources to help you determine which City department has jurisdiction.

The Department of Finance and Administrative Services manages City-owned general-use property, including fire and police stations, maintenance shops, City Hall and the Justice Center. If Department of Finance and Administrative Services owns the property, please see the Contact Us page for assistance. Otherwise, use the Links to Other Departments on the City Property Finder Page to reach the department you're seeking.

Join Our Email List

Use the box on the right to subscribe to this list if you are interested in excess City property. List members receive notices and updates regarding properties being evaluated for reuse or disposition.

Comment in Response to a Public Notice

Use the contact information provided in the public notice to provide your comment. Links to notices can be found on the Property Under Review page.

Buy a Surplus City Property

The Seattle City Council must approve all property sales.  Legislation is typically sent to the Council at the end of the Property Review Process.  

Visit the Property for Sale page for details regarding current listings.