Starting on December 15th, all rental owners (both short-term and long term) will be required to register their rentals with the City of Seattle.
Us long-term rental owners are now settled into the fact that we must register our rentals every two years (pay attention to that, it used to be every five years!), and get our rentals inspected by a licensed inspector at least once every ten years. And now the City of Seattle has decided all short term rentals (think AirBnB) must also be registered with the City unless the rental is your primary residence.
What you need to know:
- Before you register your unit, you must first have a Seattle Business License
- Then you need to register with the Seattle Rental Registration and Inspection Department
- Once you have done those two things, you can apply for your short-term operators license
If you need help navigating this process, feel free to email me at Christy@SeattleLivingSpaces.com and we can tackle it together!