Frequently Asked Questions

Most questions related to the appeal process can be answered by referring to the following resources:

  1. How do I file my appeal online?

    Please visit the e-Filing page to get started with an account.

  2. How do I obtain a copy of a hearing recording?

    Audio recordings are uploaded to the Hearing Examiner Internet Records Information System. Please contact our office directly if you would like to order a CD of a hearing recording. CDs cost $3.00 and payment is required in advance of copying.

  3. How do I listen to CDs of the proceedings?

    All CDs are compatible with most consumer electronic devices. Alternatively, a free audio player is available for download.

  4. What if I have a general complaint that does not fall within the jurisdiction of the Hearing Examiner?

    Try contacting the Customer Service Bureau at (206) 684-2489. They may be able to assist in resolving your complaint.

  5. If I need to contact someone at the City that is involved in my appeal how do I find their phone number or email address?

    Please visit the City of Seattle staff directory.

  6. Is there a report on the Office of Hearing Examiner's business for the year?

    Information can be found in our annual report.

  7. Can I access case documents online?

    Most documents from Hearing Examiner cases initiated between January 2010 to the present are available to the public online via our Case File Search.