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Home and Property

In the City of Renton there is a wide range of housing choices, including affordable and luxury, vintage and new, single family and apartments, and everything in between.  Compared to housing in Seattle, Bellevue, and many other surrounding communities, Renton's housing market is relatively affordable.  Thousands of new houses and apartment units have been added in the past few years with more new opportunities available each month. 

Renton is a City with great neighborhoods and caring residents who help make the City a great place to work, live, and play.  There are many terrific opportunities in the City to buy homes and property, as well as homes and apartments for rent.  Establishing a home in Renton means finding a community with welcoming people, friendly neighborhoods, and terrific amenities.  

If you are building a new home, remodeling or adding onto your home, or adding a garage, shed, or carport in the City of Renton, a building permit is required.  Please check with Planning and Zoning for additional information.

Renton has an active Code Compliance and Enforcement Program to help ensure that City neighborhoods are safe and attractive, both in existing and developing areas.

Residents of single family homes and duplexes in the City of Renton can also use the Police Departments' vacation house check program if they need to be away from their home for an extended period of time.

For information about utility and household waste services and rates, check here.  The City also has useful suggestions online about how to prevent freezing pipes in wintertime and environmentally friendly gardening. 




Renton has increased its housing stock by 19.09 percent between 2000 and 2010, as compared to 13.23 percent for King County and 14.72 percent for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Source: ESRI Business Analyst Data - Housing Profile Report, April 2012