Do you rent in Seattle? The City of Seattle’s Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) program helps ensure safe and healthy housing for all Seattle renters. Through the RRIO program, we can make sure all rental properties meet minimum maintenance standards. The RRIO Inspection Video is available in English and in the following languages: Amharic, Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tirgrinya, and Vietnamese.
2015 was another great year for Seattle DCI’s Code Compliance unit. We: completed our first full year of rental registrations; started registering floating on water residences; worked with Finance and Administrative Services to identify marijuana businesses and get them in for permitting; and saw an almost 50 percent increase in unique contacts to Code Compliance.
A selection of rental housing properties will receive safety inspections starting this month. These inspections are taking place under the Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO), which was established by the Seattle City Council to help ensure that rental housing properties in Seattle are safe and meet basic housing requirements and safety standards.
Seattle’s Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) program is now open for business! You can now register a rental property, find registration due dates, see the RRIO checklist, and get your questions answered by phone or email.
In October 2012, the Seattle City Council passed the Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) to help ensure that all rental housing in Seattle is safe and meets basic housing maintenance requirements. All rental properties in Seattle are required to register with the City starting in 2014 and will be inspected at least once every 10 years.
The Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance program has two important updates to share.
When does the Seattle Shoreline Master Program (SSMP) allow floating residences? DPD has been asked to provide a Director’s Rule to assist owners of vessels and other floating properties currently moored in Seattle waters who seek to use those properties as residences. The rule will provide criteria for determining whether a floating residence meets SSMP requirements. The rule will not apply to floating homes or house barges.
Overgrown vegetation can make sidewalk travel difficult and cause traffic hazards. Many property owners and occupants don’t know that they are responsible for maintaining vegetation on the public right-of-way next to their property— including the sidewalk and planting strip, alleys, walkways, and roadways. We rely on property owners and occupants to comply with code requirements for vegetation maintenance and will notify them of violations when we receive a complaint.
The next Stakeholders Meeting for the Rental Registration & Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) program happens Thursday, August 1, from 2-4 p.m. On the agenda are the proposed ordinance changes that we are anticipating submitting to the City Council. RRIO Stakeholders Meeting Thursday, August 1, 2 to 4 p.m. Seattle Municipal Tower, Rm 4050/60 700 5th Avenue, […]
The next Stakeholders Meeting for the Rental Registration & Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) program happens Thursday, June 20, from 2-4 p.m. On the agenda is the Outreach Plan that will direct our efforts to communicate with the public about RRIO. RRIO Stakeholders Meeting Thursday, June 20, 2 to 4 p.m. Seattle Municipal Tower, Rm 4080 700 […]