City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 17F
Chapter 17F.070
Section 17F.070.370

Title 17F Construction Standards

Chapter 17F.070 Existing Building and Conservation Code

Section 17F.070.370 Allocation of Responsibility

  1. SMC 17F.070.370 through 17F.070.390 are intended to specify who has the primary maintenance responsibility for residential buildings whenever the owner(s) and the occupant(s) are different persons.
  2. The allocation of maintenance responsibility provided in this chapter is subject to the general laws of the state, including specifically the Landlord-Tenant Acts (chapters 59.18 and 59.20 RCW). This chapter does not derogate the rights of contract or affect the principle that the owner of property is ultimately responsible for its condition and use.

Date Passed: Monday, February 28, 2005

Effective Date: Saturday, April 2, 2005

ORD C33594 Section 6