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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. The Hearing Examiner's decision in a case is usually the City's final decision.

The Office of Hearing Examiner currently handles more than 75 different types of matters.  Click here for the complete list, which also includes links to the applicable Seattle Municipal Code sections.

Interpreter Services

The Office of Hearing Examiner provides interpreter services, free of charge to limited English proficient (LEP) persons. Please call (206) 684-0521 for the following languages:

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(206) 684-0521

Fax (206) 684-0536
Hours Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Seattle Municipal Tower
5th and Columbia Street
40th Floor

Street Address:
700 Fifth Avenue
Suite 4000
Seattle, WA 98104

Mailing Address:
City of Seattle
Hearing Examiner
PO Box 94729
Seattle WA 98124-4729

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