In this section, you will find information on:

  • how to e-file an appeal or complaint with our office
  • our Public Guide to the Office of Hearing Examiner
  • required forms and sample pleadings
  • our general rules and procedures
  • information on fees and payments
  • information on how to appeal a citation
  • information about our mediation program

If you have additional questions about any of these topics, please email us at

Hearing Examiner

Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 4000, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124
Phone: (206) 684-0521
Contact Us
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.