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Seattle Home Fairs

What Is It?

Each year, SDCI hosts our annual Seattle Home Fairs. Our free home fairs include helpful information about landslide preparation, earthquake retrofits, tree regulations, accessory dwelling units, floor area ratios, and rental housing rules. They are an opportunity to ask our experts about our permitting process and code regulations.

2023 Home Fair

This year we are hosting a hybrid Seattle Home Fair. We'll have several virtual presentations in January and February, and an in-person opportunity to ask our experts questions in late February.

Start 2023 off right by getting a jump-start on your home improvement project. Whether you’re a homeowner, landlord, renter, or potential homeowner, the Home Fair virtual lectures or the in-person event will have something for you. Ask us about our permitting process, inspections, and code requirements. Do you rent, or are you a landlord? Learn more about rental housing rules.

Virtual Presentations:
(RSVPs are appreciated.)

In-Person Event: 

In-Person Seattle Home Fair
Saturday, February 25, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Filipino Community Center
5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98118
RSVPs are appreciated if you are planning to attend.

The closest bus stop is route 106. Route 7 and the light rail are within relatively short walks. The Filipino Community Center is ADA accessible.


For more information about the hybrid Seattle Home Fair contact:

Wendy Shark
(206) 552-3092

2022 Home Fair Material

Landslide Preparation

Tree Regulations

Earthquake Home Retrofits

Accessory Dwelling Units

Rental Housing Rules

Floor Area Ratios in Neighborhood Residential Zones

Construction and Inspections

Nathan Torgelson, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA, 98124-4019
Phone: (206) 684-8600
Phone Alt: Violation Complaint Line: (206) 615-0808
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SDCI issues land use, construction, and trade permits, conducts construction and housing-related inspections, ensures compliance with our codes, and regulates rental rules. SDCI is committed to an antiracist workplace and to addressing racism through our work in the community.