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Provisional Rental Property License

Rental housing is a valuable community asset, providing homes for all income levels and the City recognizes that quality rental housing is a partnership between owners, tenants, and the City.  The City has found that three to five percent of homes in Tacoma are below the minimum building standards and appear from the outside of the home to violate RCW 59.18.060.


As a result, to ensure the public health, safety, and the welfare of its citizens and the maintenance of quality rental housing for Tacoma citizens, the City established a residential provisional rental property license program to prevent and correct conditions in residential rental units that adversely affect or are likely to adversely affect the health, safety and welfare of the public.  The program is intended to address that small percentage of housing that endangers renters and bring that housing into compliance with RCW 59.18.060.  


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