Director's Rules

Animal-related director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
Implementing Seattle Horse-Drawn Carriage Ordinance 309892 6.315.003
Live Animal Trapping Permit 313256 9.25.030A
Seattle Animal Control Spay and Neuter Deposit 302673 N/A
Animal Shelter Adoption Fees 321052 SAS-01
Spay and Neuter Surgery - Additional Fees 321173 SAS-02

Cannabis business director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
Cannabis Business Regulations 322431 CBR 017, CBR 075, CBR 077, CBR 079, CBR 080, CBR 083, CBR 084, CBR 085, CBR 086, CBR 087, CBR 095, CBR 096, CBR 099, CBR 105, CBR 106, CBR 107, CBR 110, CBR 147, CBR 150, CBR 155, CBR 310, CBR 410, CBR 415
Social Equity Applicant CBR-1-12023 CBR-1-12023

City buildings and Civic Center director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
City Hall, City Hall Plaza and Other Adjacent Premises 307221 5-02, 5-02 Clarification
Municipal Core Area Parking Procedures
View Parking Rates
307560 2023-06-01
City Buildings and Premises: Access, Operating Hours and Rules of Conduct 307665 6-03

Consultant/purchasing director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
Rules Establishing Exceptions to City Purchases of Goods and Services 320017 FAS-01-15

Encampment- and homelessness-related director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
Unauthorized camping on City properties, enforcement procedures and removal of unauthorized property 320204 FAS 17-01
Operating Hours for City Properties, unauthorized camping on City properties, enforcement procedures and removal of unauthorized property 320205 MDAR 17-01

For-hire driver collective bargaining director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
Qualifying Driver and Lists of Qualifying Drivers 320270 FHDR-1
Application Process for Designating a Qualified Driver Representative 320271 FHDR-2
Certification of an Exclusive Driver Representative 320272 FHDR-3
Subjects of Bargaining between a Driver Coordinator and an Exclusive Driver Representative 320273 FHDR-4
Interest Arbitration 320274 FHDR-5
Approval of an Agreement, Changes to an Existing Agreement and Withdrawal of an Existing Agreement 320275 FHDR-6
Renewal Application Process for a Qualified Driver Representative 320276 FHDR-7
Decertification of an Exclusive Driver Representative 320277 FHDR-8
Enforcement Powers of the Director 320278 FHDR-9
Commencement Dates 320279 FHDR-10

Impound-related director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
Police Impound Administrative Fees 319306 CPU-03-2015
Maximum Private Impound Fees 323003 Clerk File 323003
City Impound Fee 319308 CPU-05-2015

Public records and public disclosure director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
Public Disclosure Fees 320349 MDAR 17-0001
Citywide Policy on Public Disclosure 320350 MDAR 17-0002

Seattle business tax ordinance director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
Business License Tax Requirements 321525 5-002
Business License Suspension and Revocation 319877 5-003
Transfer of a Business License 319878 5-004
Time Payments 319879 5-005
Tax Returns - Filing and Payment 321526 5-006
Penalties 322716 5-007
Record-Keeping Requirements 319881 5-008
Limitations on Tax Assessments 319882 5-009
Refunds 319883 5-012
Persons Making Sales Through a Direct Seller's Representative 319884 5-030
Measure of Tax - Retailers and Wholesalers 309763 5-031
Measure of Tax - Service and Other Business Activities 321527 5-032
When Tax Liability Arises 308773 5-033
Finance Charges, Carrying Charges, Interest and Penalties 319885 5-034
Freight and Delivery Charges 307453 5-035
Accounting Methods 308773 5-037
Effect of Rate Changes on Prior Contracts and Sales Agreements 309765 5-038
Employees Distinguished from Persons Engaging in Business 319886 5-039
Corporations, Massachusetts Trust 307453 5-040
Successor Liability 308773 5-042
Engaging in Business 319887 5-043
Value of Products 308773 5-044
Allocation and Apportionment Methods 321528 5-045
Valuing the Measure of the Tax for Business Activities between Related, Controlled or Affiliated Persons 310907 5-046
Apportionment of Service Receipts 321529 5-047
Implementing Seattle Business Tax Ordinance Relating to Intrastate, Interstate and Foreign Selling Activity; Inbound and Outbound Sales of Tangible Personal Property from or to Persons Outside the City of Seattle, Including Those Persons in Other States or Foreign Countries 309768 5-060
Returned Goods, Allowances, Cash Discounts 307453 5-063
Credit Losses, Bad Debts, Recoveries 319888 5-064
Taxes - Deductible and Nondeductible 308773 5-065
Non-Business Income - Grants, Bona Fide Initiative Fees, Dues, Contributions, Tuition Fees and Endowment Funds 309769 5-066
Accommodation Sales, Exchange of Fungible Products 308773 5-067
Pool Purchases 308773 5-068
Life Science Research Deduction 312567 5-069
Extracting Natural Products 307453 5-100
Manufacturing and Processing for Hire 309770 5-111
Commercial or Industrial Use 307453 5-112
Casual or Isolated Sales 310906 5-125
Conditional and Installment Sales, Method of Reporting 309125 5-126
Sales to, and by, the State of Washington, Counties, Cities, School Districts and Other Municipal Subdivisions 319889 5-127
Tribes and Tribal Members/Citizens 319890 5-129
Selling Price - Advertised Prices Including Sales Tax 307453 5-130
Trade-Ins, Selling Price, Sellers' Tax Measures 307453 5-131
Leased Departments 319891 5-132
Warranties and Maintenance Agreements 322717 5-133
Interstate Activities of Waterborne Transportation 319894 5-193
Installing, Cleaning, Repairing or Otherwise Altering or Improving Personal Property of Consumers 308773 5-275
Constructing and Repairing of New or Existing Buildings or Other Structures Upon Real Property (Including Property Owned by Governmental Entities) 308773 5-276
Clearing Land, Moving Earth, Cleaning, Fumigating, Razing or Moving Existing Buildings and Janitorial Services 309125 5-277
Telecommunications Service, Telephone Business and Telephone Service 309125 5-300
Sales of Meals 319893 5-404
Restaurants, Cocktail Bars, Taverns and Similar Businesses 307453 5-405
Motor Carriers - Trucking 307453 5-481
Computer Software 322718 5-500
Computer Hardware 322719 5-501
Taxation of Information Services and Computer-Related Services 322720 5-502
Digital Products 322721 5-503
Stock Brokers and Security Houses 314088 5-521
International Investment Management Services 314089 5-522
Sales of Precious Metal Bullion and Monetized Bullion 307453 5-523
Abstract, Title Insurance and Escrow Businesses 309771 5-524
Sale or Rental of Real Estate, License to Use Real Estate 307453 5-530
Sales of Real Property, Standing Timber, Minerals, Natural Resources 319896 5-531
Real Estate Brokers and Salesman 307453 5-532
Leases or Rentals of Tangible Personal Property; Financing Leases 309125 5-536
Educational Institutions, School Districts, Student Organizations, Private Schools and Child Care Services 307453 5-600
Hospitals, Other Medical Care Facilities and Adult Family Homes 314090 5-620
Amusement, Recreation and Physical Fitness Services 307453 5-700
Coin-Operated Vending Machines, Amusement Devices and Service Machines 307453 5-702
Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses, Rooming Houses, Resorts, Summer Camps, Trailer Camps, etc. 307453 5-720
Personal Services, Service Activities 309125 5-801
Legal, Arbitration and Mediation Services 309772 5-802
Consignees, Bailees, Factors, Agents and Auctioneers of Tangible Personal Property 307453 5-803
Staffing Business, Staffing Services 308773 5-804
Advertising Agencies 307453 5-806
Outdoor Advertising and Advertising Display Services 307453 5-807
Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Linen and Uniform Supply and Self-Service and Coin-Operated Laundry Services 309773 5-809
Publishers of Newspapers, Magazines and Periodicals 309774 5-810
Admission Tax for Nightclubs 309125 5-900
Admission Tax Exemption for Music Venues 319897 5-901
Exemptions, Deductions and Credits Available under the Employee Hours Tax 309125 5-921
Parking Tax Computations 309775 5-925
Square Footage Business Tax (Square Footage Tax) 309387 5-930
Sweetened Beverage Tax 320492 5-953
Heating Oil Tax 321756 5-960
Transportation Network Company (TNC) Tax 321891 5-970
Payroll Expense Tax 322022 5-980
Information Requests - Aggregation and Confidentiality 322722 5-990

Short-term rentals director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
Primary residence 321078 STR-1
Monitoring listings for compliance 322053 STR-2
Licenses and license applications 321080 STR-3
Short-term rental platforms general provisions 322054 STR-4
Licensing fees 321082 STR-5
Short-term rental regulations and public disclosure 321083 STR-6
120-day implementation period 321084 STR-7

Surplus materials director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
Disposition of Surplus Materials, Supplies and Equipment Other than Real Property 308138 7-01

Taxicab, for-hire and TNC vehicle director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
Reimburesement for Taxicab and For-Hire Vehicle Owners and Drivers from the Wheelchair Accessible Services Fund 323073 FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION-08-2024
Reimburesement for Transportation Network Company Vehicle Owners and Drivers from the Wheelchair Accessible Services Fund 323074 FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION-09-2024
Wheelchair Accessible Services Surcharge 321966 FOR-HIRE-TRANSPORTATION-03-2021
TNC License Fee 322516 FOR-HIRE-TRANSPORTATION-01-2023
Transportation Network Company (TNC) License, Vehicle Endorsement and for For-Hire Driver’s License Fees 314168 R-6.310.150.B
Taximeter Rate, Alternate Taxicab Rates, For-Hire Vehicle Rates and For-Hire Vehicle Zone Fares 321467 FOR-HIRE-TRANSPORTATION-02-2019
Temporary Fuel Surcharge 310158 R-6.310.530.I
Medallion Lottery Eligibility, Procedures and Awardee Requirements 320021 CPU-09.1-2016
Taxicab and For-Hire Vehicle Medallion Leases 319386 CPU-08-2015
Dual Medallion Splitting 323069 FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION-04-2024
Temporarily Deactivating a Medallion 323070 FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION-05-2024
Uniform Vehicle Safety Inspection Report, Approved Mechanics and Failed Field Inspections for Transportation Network Company Vehicles 323068 FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION-03-2024
Uniform Vehicle Safety Inspections for Taxicabs and For-Hire Vehicles 323067 FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION-02-2024
Uniform Color Schemes and Exterior and Interior Markings for Vehicles 323071 FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION-06-2024
Vehicle Size and Fuel 310176 R-6.310.320.P
Taxicab Vehicle Lease 314171 R-6.310.315
Taximeters and Smart Taximeters 323072 FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION-07-2024
Application Dispatch Systems 322142 FOR-HIRE-TRANSPORTATION-05-2021
Evidence of Vehicle Insurance and Changes to Insurance Requirements 323075 FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION-10-2024
Rule rescinding 16 director's rules (either superseded or due to code changes) 320022 CPU-13-2016
Rescinding 15 FAS Director's Rules 323066 FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION-01-2024

Treasury services director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
Establishing Convenience Fees for Remote Payment Transactions 303034 99-1

 Consumer protection director's rules

Title City Clerk File No. Rule No.
Public Health Requirements for Seattle Businesses 321748 Public Health Requirements for Seattle Businesses 01-2020
Used Goods - Acceptable means to record transactions  321622 Used Goods-01-2020