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.
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.
DPD released a new Tip about registering your rental property and updated the construction pre-submittal conference Tip. We also published a draft Director’s Rule on adjusting tenant relocation assistance amounts and a final Director’s Rule on updating the SEPA thresholds for urban centers and urban villages.
On Jan. 1, 2014, DPD’s new Fee Ordinance will go into effect. There are no changes to development fees other than the adoption by rule of the latest building valuation data (BVD) table. The table establishes construction cost values by occupancy and construction type, which are then used to assess permit fees. This year there is an increase in permit fees of approximately 2 to 3 percent.
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.
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 […]
The next Stakeholders Meeting for the Rental Registration & Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) program happens Thursday, June 6, from 2-4 p.m. On the agenda is the Weighted Checklist that will be used by private inspectors and property owners to inspect and register rental units. RRIO Stakeholders Meeting Thursday, June 6, 2 to 4 p.m. Seattle Municipal […]
The Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance requires landlords to register all rental housing units in Seattle, from single family homes to large apartment buildings. Registration will begin in early 2014 with large apartment buildings. We are committed to working with a broad range of stakeholders to ensure that the RRIO program implements Council direction and also reflects the needs and interests of the community. Our meeting on May 9 (at 2PM) will discuss the weighted checklist.