Register Your Rental – Changes to Seattle Short Term Rental Regulations

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.

Watch the Video Here.

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:

If you need help navigating this process, feel free to email me at and we can tackle it together!


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