Fair Chance Housing

Effective February 19, 2018, this new law prevents you from denying applicants housing based on criminal history. It also bans the use of advertising such as "no felons" that automatically excludes people with arrest records, conviction records, or criminal history.

If you have questions about how to comply with discrimination laws, contact the Seattle Office for Civil Rights for technical assistance.

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.