New Small Efficiency Dwelling Units Director’s Rule

Director’s Rule 7-2016, Small Efficiency Dwelling Units, which supersedes DR 25-2014, went into effect on June 24. This rule clarifies minimum and maximum room size and other technical requirements, and includes specific examples. It describes what portions of a small “studio” apartment can count towards the minimum 150 net square feet of floor area. Using this rule becomes mandatory on August 1.

For more information, contact:
Don Weissinger
(206) 684-9270
don.weissinger@seattle.gov