Renting in Burien

These web pages attempt to provide comprehensive information and resources on rental regulations in Burien, however, they are a work in progress and will be updated as more information becomes available. The City is also exploring different options to support a housing ombudsperson role.

Questions or need help? Contact us at

The rental housing inspection program will begin January 2021.

Need help paying rent? 

Some of these programs have temporarily closed, but will re-open when more funding is distributed. Call 2-1-1 to get the latest information about rent assistance.

Statewide and local policies

  • Rental housing policies: The City of Burien's renter protections that passed last October are still in place under the Governor’s order.

Need help?

Contact the City of Burien at with questions. See below for other free or low-cost resources.