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Starting Out?

There is a lot to know before you even apply to rent housing in Seattle's competitive rental market.  Be prepared and get informed before you look for your new home.  This site walks you through the process of renting in Seattle, from moving-in to moving out.  It discusses topics such as:

  • How to find a place
  • What to look for in a rental home
  • Knowing your renter rights
  • Fair housing laws and how they apply
  • Types of rental agreements

Renting in Seattle

Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA, 98124
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA, 98124-4019
Phone: (206) 684-5700
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The Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI) includes permitting, construction inspections, code compliance and tenant protections, and rental housing registration and inspections.