Are you considering building a backyard cottage? We've put together a Seattle Backyard Cottage Quick Start Guide to help homeowners better understand what they can do on their lot…
UPDATED AUG. 8th 2019
08/08/2019 - Now that new legislation is in place we’ve updated Quickstart Guide to include the 2019 land use code changes.
Please keep in mind that this information is intended as a high level primer for the code that governs backyard cottages in Seattle. It should only be used as a basic starting point for planning. If you would like to move forward with the design and permitting of a backyard cottage we recommend careful scrutiny of the governing land use code and / or the assistance of an architect or design professional.
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