Update – Proposed Code Amendments for Vacant Buildings Are Now Available

Draft legislation is available to review on our Vacant Building Code Updates website. The legislation would update provisions for the maintenance and demolition of vacant buildings. 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 anticipate making final recommendations to the Mayor by the end of the year.  Proposed legislation for City Council consideration would likely follow early next year. For more information, please contact:

City of Seattle, Seattle DCI
Attn: Christina Ghan
P.O. Box 94788
Seattle, WA 98124-7088
christina.ghan@seattle.gov