Landlord Tenant Disputes

Most landlord-tenant disputes are civil in nature, not criminal. Civil matters require mediation or court action to enforce, not police officers.  

The Dispute Resolution Center 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.
The State Attorney W General's Office is the source for information about the Landlord-Tenant laws in Washington.