Historic SMC Index
To determine the exact language of a law in effect at a given time, always consult the ordinance(s) listed at the bottom of each SMC section. See the SMC FAQ, What is in the Code?, and the Legislative History Research Guide to learn more.
Source files may not include graphics. See ordinances that created and amended SMC sections for complete graphics and tables.
Scanned Historic Municipal Codes (published)
Scanned historic SMC files provide access to the SMC as published in the year indicated.
Seattle Municipal Code Source Files
The SMC Source Files linked to below provide access to the text of the SMC as received by the City from its municipal code publisher on the date indicated. These source files were converted to PDF format from MS Word documents. They are provided as an aid to historic research only, and for the most part do not include graphics.