February 25, 2022

Seattle Ends Existing Residential and Small Business Eviction Moratoria

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The eviction moratoria will expire on February 28, 2022.

On February 11, 2022, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced a final extension of the moratorium on residential and small business evictions in Seattle through February 28, 2022. In response, Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant proposed to extend the moratorium through the end of the COVID-19 civil emergency, which City Council rejected on February 23, 2022. As a result, the eviction moratoria will expire on February 28, 2022 and landlords will be able to initiate just cause evictions on March 1, 2022, though certain protections for residential and commercial tenants will remain in place.

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