SDCI will launch new permitting software in early 2018. All permitting, licensing, inspections, and complaints functions will be available in the new system. Our new system will affect applicants, interested members of the public, city employees who interacts with our system, and anybody who uses SDCI data.
The Land Use Review Team will be moving to its permanent office space on the 19th floor in early December. Beginning December 4, applicants need to drop off Design Review meeting packets at the 19th floor reception area instead of the 31st floor of Seattle Municipal Tower.
SDCI is now permitting voluntary seismic upgrades designed by an engineer as a Subject-to-Field-Inspection (STFI) permit. This quicker permitting option is only available for single-family homes.
You’re invited to a South Seattle Home Fair on February 10, 2018, hosted by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections. Here’s your chance to ask an expert about your planned remodel and our permitting process and code requirements. You can also get information about rental housing rules, homeowner assistance, landslide awareness, and much, much more.
Passionate about design or architecture? The Mayor is looking for qualified candidates to fill 15 upcoming openings on the City of Seattle’s Design Review Boards. Board members evaluate the design of new buildings based on citywide and neighborhood-specific design guidelines. The boards review large mixed-use developments, multifamily housing, and commercial projects. The volunteer positions will start on April 4, 2018, when retiring board members’ terms expire.
With the onset of the rainy season, SDCI is reminding builders working in Seattle to inspect and maintain any temporary storm drain inserts they have installed as part of construction projects. The inserts, also known as storm drain socks, are used on many construction projects to catch sediment not captured by other required construction-related erosion control measures.
Landslide season is upon us, so the City of Seattle is urging residents to take preventive measures to protect themselves and their property from possible landslides.
View permit approval turnaround times for October 2017.
We updated several Tips, posted a few draft and final Director’s Rules, and rescinded a Director’s Rule.
Capitol Hill is experiencing a phase of rapid growth. Since the neighborhood design guidelines were adopted in 2005, nearly 50 new building designs have gone through the Design Review program and received development permits. As the neighborhood continues to grow, the City of Seattle is teaming up with Capitol Hill Housing, the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and local community members to update the existing Capitol Hill Neighborhood Design Guidelines, which will serve as a guide for future development throughout all areas within the Capitol Hill Urban Center.