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Rule-Making Process

The following is a general summary of the rule-making process.

  1. We prepare a draft rule. This process occurs prior to any public rule hearing.
  2. We post the draft rule on our director's rules webpage along with an announcement on how you can comment on the proposed rule. We also post the announcement in the Daily Journal of Commerce (the City's official newspaper of record). If a public hearing is scheduled, the date and time will be included on the director's rules webpage and in the DJC notice.
  3. If a hearing is scheduled, we will accept comments from stakeholders on the draft rule during the hearing. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the mailing, physical or email address identified in the announcement. We will specify a deadline for written comments in the announcement. NOTE: All comments we receive are public record.
  4. Once the rule is finalized and signed by the director, the City Clerk's office records the rule. The rule becomes effective on the filing date.
  5. We post a link to the new/updated rule on the director's rules webpage.

City Finance

Jamie Carnell, Interim Director
Address: 700 Fifth Ave., 4th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34214, Seattle, WA, 98124-4214
Phone: (206) 684-8484
tax@seattle.gov
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

City Finance manages the financial operations of the City of Seattle and oversees the City’s financial controls and enterprise reporting while working to achieve the goals set by the Mayor and the City Council.