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PDFWAC 110-148-1440

What are the requirements for my home and property?

(1) Your home must have adequate indoor and outdoor space, ventilation, toilet and bathing facilities, light and heat to ensure the health and comfort of all members of the household.
(2) Your home must have a properly operating kitchen with a properly maintained and working:
(a) Sink;
(b) Refrigerator;
(c) Stove; and
(d) Oven.
(3) You must keep your home, property, living areas and furnishings:
(a) Clean, safe, and sanitary;
(b) Reasonably free from pests, such as rodents, flies, cockroaches, fleas, and other insects using the least toxic methods available; and
(c) Free from dangerous objects and conditions that may be a hazard to children.
(4) You must keep all toxic materials out of the reach of children and separated from food items.
(5) You must provide adequate laundry and drying equipment, or make other arrangements for laundry on a regular basis.
(6) People must be able to easily open doors from the inside and outside in all areas of the home that are occupied. This includes closets, bathrooms, and bedrooms. You must also have easy access to the outside in case of an emergency.
(7) The cleanliness and care of your home must meet generally accepted health standards for the storage and preparation of food.
(8) You must develop a plan with your licensor to address hazardous conditions that are present in your home or on your property.
(9) You are responsible for following all local and state regulations such as zoning regulations, local building codes, and fire codes. The department may require you to provide proof that you are complying with local regulations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030, chapter 74.15 RCW, P.L. 115-123 and 42 U.S.C. § 671 (a)(36)(A). WSR 20-03-095, § 110-148-1440, filed 1/13/20, effective 2/1/20. WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-148-1440, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-148-1440, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]
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