Landlord Licenses

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Requirements for Landlords

Anyone renting or leasing real property inside Bremerton city limits is required to obtain a general business license, as provided in Bremerton Municipal Code (BMC) 3.48.025 by filling out a Landlord Business License Application (PDF). A Landlord License fee is $75.

Landlord Notification Program

Additionally, BMC 5.06 (effective January 1, 2014) requires landlords to provide the city with a complete listing of all rental properties inside Bremerton city limits. The list along with and an email address or other acceptable method of contact must be provided to the Bremerton Police Department for participation in the Landlord Notification Program (PDF).

Landlord Tenant Act Compliance

Landlords must also sign a declaration that all dwelling units comply with Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 59.18.060 of the Landlord Tenant Act and do not present conditions that endanger or impair the health or safety of the tenants.

The Landlord Checklist (PDF) should be used as a guide for determining that the dwelling units meet the minimum standards of the Landlord Tenant Act.