Rental Property Inspections

Types of RRIO Inspections

There are other types of RRIO inspections that may be done voluntarily, or as a result of a complaint.

Pre-Registration Inspection:


You may hire a qualified private inspector, like us, to complete an inspection prior to registration. A pre-registration inspection can help you feel confident declaring that your property and all your units meet our checklist standards. This inspection is strictly voluntary and all rental housing units on your property must be inspected. You must comply with all the requirements of our required inspection, such as proper notice to tenants. If you complete and pass a pre-registration inspection, we will provide you with a Certificate of Compliance. The RRIO Certificate of Compliance for a pre-registration inspection will satisfy your inspection requirement for at least five years.

Voluntary Inspection:


You may choose to have a RRIO inspection conducted after you register at your convenience, rather than wait to be selected for a required inspection. To schedule a voluntary inspection, you must contact us at (206) 854-0390 and request a voluntary inspection letter. The letter will establish the date for your 60-day compliance timeline. It will also randomly select the appropriate number of units on a multi-unit property to be inspected. If you have prior violations you may be required to have all your units inspected, depending upon the date of the violation. You may hire a qualified private inspector to complete the voluntary inspection. If you complete and pass the voluntary inspection, the inspector will provide you with a Certificate of Compliance and we will submit the Certificate to the city and that will satisfy your inspection requirement for at least five years.