Proposed Code Amendments for Vacant Buildings Are Now Available

On November 3 we released a staff draft of legislation related to the maintenance and demolition standards for vacant buildings, along with our environmental (SEPA) decision. The proposed amendments to the Housing and Building Maintenance Code (Title 22) and the Land Use Code (Title 23) respond to an increase in the problems associated with vacant buildings in the city.

We’re accepting comments on our proposed amendments through November 17, 2016. Send comments to:

City of Seattle, Seattle DCI
Attn: Christina Ghan
P.O. Box 94788
Seattle, WA 98124-7088

Appeals of the decision to issue a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) must be submitted to the Office of the Hearing Examiner by 5:00 p.m. November 28, 2016.