Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

The Washington State Attorney General's Office has a dedicated page for residential landlord-tenant issues, found here: https://www.atg.wa.gov/landlord-tenant.

On that page, under the heading Information resources for tenants and landlords in the face of COVID-19, you will find important information about resources and protections for tenants and landlords during and after COVID-19, including:

  • County-specific resources for tenants and landlords seeking financial assistance with unpaid rent or with dispute resolution related to rental housing
  • A Guide to SB 5160, a new state law that provides the Legislature's rules for evictions and housing practices after COVID-19
  • Information in multiple languages about a dispute resolution program called the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program that helps tenants and landlords resolve disputes about unpaid rent
  • Unpaid Repayment Plan worksheets in multiple languages that can help tenants and landlords walk through conversations about unpaid rent during the COVID-19 pandemic