Local Rental Ordinances: Spokane, Washington

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Each State has its own version of laws relating to residential rentals. The diagram below shows Federal laws are the foundation and take precedence. State laws govern properties in the State. This lesson covers the Local Government laws.

Laws applicable to rentals

Local governments (County, City, Town) may implement local laws and ordinances that deal with aspects of residential housing. Here is an outline of ordinances that may impact your rental. Note that this information is intended to be general in nature and your must seek professional advice and refer to the local government for updated information.

This lesson summarizes some key landlord-tenant laws applicable to residential rental units. Landlord-tenant laws are always changing, and may even vary from county to county. You have a responsibility to perform your own research and cautiously apply the laws to your unique situation.  If you have a legal question or concern, you should contact a licensed attorney referral service that is operated by the state bar association. This article is not intended to be exhaustive or a substitute for qualified legal advice.


City of Spokane Ordinances

  • Chronic Nuisance Properties
  • Building codes
  • Fire codes and property inspections
  • Zoning and property related codes
  • Code enforcement





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