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Landlord-Tenant Program

Landlord-Tenant Program

As part of the City's commitment to helping residents have access to stable housing options, the City of Tacoma offers a Landlord-Tenant Program. 


The Program is focused on improving the quality of life for the residents of Tacoma by equipping landlords and tenants with the tools needed to sustain safe, healthy, equitable and crime free communities.

The primary function of the Landlord-Tenant program is to provide information and referrals to both landlords and tenants to resolve disputes that arise under the Washington State Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RCW 59.18). This service is free and available to both property owners, property managers, and tenants within the Tacoma City limits.

The landlord/tenant program offers services in the following areas:

  • Information and Referral
    • Rent
    • Deposits
    • Repairs/Maintenance Issues
  • Building Code Violations
    • Landlord-Tenant Inspection 
  • Training/Education

Landlord-Tenant Program Coordinator

If you have a landlord/tenant concern and seek assistance, you can start the process by completing the following form, which will be forwarded to the Landlord-Tenant Program Coordinator. 

Landlord-Tenant Intake Form

Note:  The Washington State Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RLTA, RCW 59.18) does not have an enforcement component, only civil remedies.  Therefore, the City of Tacoma does not have jurisdiction to enforce the RLTA.  The information on this webpage and that provided by the Landlord-Tenant Program is designed to assist community members to self-advocate.  If you believe your rights have been violated you should seek legal advice. 


Landlord-Tenant Services

747 Market Street
Room 1044
Tacoma, WA 98402


Walk-In Wednesdays-Canceled Until Further Notice

9 AM - 1 PM

Located in the Customer Support Center

Landlord-Tenant Coordinator

(253) 591-5000

Useful Information

Residential Landlord-Tenant Act

Code Compliance


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