While police officers are commonly called regarding landlord-tenant
disputes, most of the time they are unable to resolve the issue because
the landlord-tenant laws are civil in nature, and require mediation or
court action to enforce. The Dispute Resolution Center
in Snohomish County is a resource for out-of-court resolution and is an
option for tenants and landlords. When mediation is not an option, low
income residents may find assistance via Snohomish County Legal Services or the Northwest Justice Project.