On November 20, 2018, the Tacoma City Council passed the Rental Housing Code (TMC 1.95). The Rental Housing Code (RHC) provides protections for tenants and provides specific guidance to landlords who own or operate residential rental property in Tacoma, and includes a provision for relocation assistance to low-income tenants who are displaced under certain circumstances.
The Rental Housing Code permanently replaces the City’s temporary Ordinance 25508 which will sunset on January 31, 2019.
The Rental Housing Code does not replace the Washington State Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RCW 59.18, RLTA). However, it does expand certain protections under the RLTA and allows the City of Tacoma to regulate and enforce on violations.
Applies to housing within the City limits of Tacoma.