Pay or Vacate Notices

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Information following end of COVID-19 State of Emergency in Washington

As of May 1, 2023 (six months after the end of the public health emergency), landlords are no longer required to offer tenants a repayment plan for any unpaid rent accrued on or after May 1, 2023. Landlords are still required to offer tenants a repayment plan for any unpaid rent accrued between March 1, 2020, and April 30, 2023. See RCW 59.18.630 for more information. 

The Eviction Resolution Pilot Program expired on July 1, 2023. After that date, landlord participation in the Eviction Resolution Pilot Program is no longer a pre-requisite to filing court eviction proceedings for non-payment of rent. See RCW 59.18.660 for more information.

Resources for Tenants and Landlords:

  • For information regarding Eviction Rent Assistance in your county, click here.
  • For notice forms in other languages, click here.

For all notices, carefully follow Notice Service Instructions
and complete the Declaration of Service form (click button below):

 Notice Service Instructions + Declaration of Service 

14-Day Pay or Vacate Forms (Residential Rentals or MHC)
Use 14-Day Notice for properties that do NOT have any tenants receiving federal rental assistance and are NOT mortgaged with a federally backed loan. These properties are not subject to the CARES Act.

  FORM NAME

Location/Notes

Reviewed

Revised

14-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - WA State

WA State 6/2023 6/15/2023

14-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Auburn

City of Auburn 6/2023 6/15/2023

14-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Burien

City of Burien 6/2023 6/15/2023

14-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Federal Way

City of Federal Way 6/2023 6/15/2023

14-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Kenmore

Use in City of Kenmore if any owed rent was due between February 29, 2020 and October 31, 2022. Otherwise use WA State version.  6/2023 6/15/2023

Use 30-Day version below for King County.

Unincorporated areas of King County. Minimum 30 day notice for all terminations of tenancy.

14-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Kirkland

City of Kirkland 6/2023 6/1/2023

14-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - SeaTac

City of SeaTac 6/2023 6/15/2023

14-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Seattle

City of Seattle 6/2023 6/15/2023

14-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Tacoma

City of Tacoma 6/2023 6/15/2023

30-Day Pay or Vacate Forms (Residential Rentals or MHC)

Use 30-Day Notice at properties where any tenant receives federal rental assistance or are mortgaged with a federally backed loan. These properties are subject to the CARES Act.

  FORM NAME

Location/Notes

Reviewed1

Revised2

30-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - WA State

WA State 6/2023 6/15/2023

30-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Auburn

City of Auburn 6/2023 6/15/2023

30-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Burien

City of Burien 6/2023 6/15/2023

30-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Federal Way

City of Federal Way 6/2023 6/15/2023

30-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Kenmore

Use in City of Kenmore if any owed rent was due between February 29, 2020 and October 31, 2022. Otherwise use WA State version.  6/2023 6/15/2023

30-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - King County

Unincorporated areas of King County 7/2023 7/10/2023

30-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Kirkland

City of Kirkland 6/2023 6/15/2023

30-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - SeaTac

City of SeaTac 6/2023 6/15/2023

30-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Seattle

City of Seattle 6/2023 6/15/2023

30-Day Pay Rent or Vacate - Tacoma

City of Tacoma 6/2023 6/15/2023

1. Date of last attorney review.
2. Date of last revision. Any revisions made without recent attorney review are not substantive (e.g., formatting, typo corrections, etc.)