Here is some helpful information about the new Tacoma Rental Code. Use the link below for additional details, including violations:
- Verify if your rental property is within the Tacoma city limits.
- Website to provide in the tenants in the criteria.
- Link to download Tenant Information Packet
- Notice of Resources
The initial distribution of information to tenants must be
in written form and landlords shall obtain the tenant’s signature documenting
tenant’s receipt of such information. If a tenant refuses to provide a
signature documenting the tenant’s receipt of the information, the landlord may
draft a declaration stating when and where the landlord provided tenant with
the required information. After the initial distribution of the summaries to
tenants, a landlord shall provide existing tenants with updated summaries by
the City, and may do so in electronic form unless a tenant otherwise requests
NOTICE OF RESOURCES:
A landlord is required to provide a copy of a resource
summary, prepared by the City, to any tenant when the landlord provides a
notice to a tenant under RCW 59.12.030.
For a violation of Distribution of information required (TMC
1.95.030), Deposit requirements and installment payments (TMC 1.95.040), Notice
requirement generally (TMC 1.95.050), or -14- Ord18-1330amend.doc-DEC/bn 1 2 3
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increase rent requirements (TMC 1.95.060), a landlord shall be subject to the
(1) For the first violation for each affected dwelling unit,
(2) For each affected dwelling unit for each subsequent
violation within a three-year period, $1,000.
b. For a violation of a Notice to vacate (TMC 1.95.070),
Tenant Relocation Assistance (TMC 1.95.080), and Retaliation prohibited (TMC
1.95.090.A.2), a landlord shall be subject to the following penalties:
(1) For each violation from the date the violation begins
for the first ten days of noncompliance, $250 per day, per dwelling unit;
(2) For each violation for each day beyond ten days of
noncompliance until compliance is achieved, $500 per day, per dwelling unit.