Rental Housing Licensing & Safety Inspection Program

In Feb. 2021, the City of Othello adopted a Rental Housing Licensing and Safety Inspection Program, OMC 4.40. The purpose is to ensure that residential rental units are safe and meet basic state standards, like plumbing and heating.

Landlords are required to register their rental units and have them inspected every 3 years.

If you are a tenant and have concerns about the safety of your rental unit, you have rights under the Washington Landlord-Tenant Act, RCW 59.18. You should work with your landlord first, but if you can't work things out, you can contact the City to find out if your unit has been registered and passed a safety inspection.

Contacts

Heather Miller

Code Enforcement Officer

509-488-3314

Selina Flores

Permit Tech

509-488-3302

Tim Unruh

Building Inspector

509-488-5686