Over the past two years, SDCI released several convenient permit research tools in the form of new and improved map layers in our Shaping Seattle map application. We wanted to remind you about all the features and information that you can now easily find as you are searching for complete information related to land use & construction permits, rental housing registrations, and complaints and violations.
New Shaping Seattle Map for Finding Rental Housing Registrations
SDCI is enthused to announce the release of its new Shaping Seattle: Rental Housing Registrations map. This new map displays current Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) information for rental property in Seattle, including registration and inspection status and violation information. This map will make it easier for the public to find and track information for rental properties in their community. SDCI optimized the map to work best on mobile devices so you can quickly find rental housing registration information about properties in your neighborhood.
Reminder: Rental Inspection Process Video Available in Several Languages
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.
Rental Housing Inspections Begin in Seattle This Spring
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.
May Publication Updates
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.
DPD 2014 Fees
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.
Rental Registration Director’s Rule Available for Public Comment
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.
Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance Program Update
The Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance program has two important updates to share.
Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance Stakeholders Meeting This Week
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, […]
Rental Registration & Inspection Ordinance Stakeholders Meeting This Week
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 […]