Emergency Situations

In cases of an emergency, a landlord can enter the tenant's unit without notice.

Examples of an emergency include:

  • There is evidence of a major plumbing leak in the unit, such as when water is leaking through to another unit
  • A fire is suspected in the unit
  • The police have been called to place a wellness check for the tenant and the landlord is allowing officers to enter the unit 

Renting in Seattle

Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA, 98124
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA, 98124-4019
Phone: (206) 684-5700
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The Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI) includes permitting, construction inspections, code compliance and tenant protections, and rental housing registration and inspections.