The Seattle City Council passed the Environmentally Critical Areas Ordinance on April 14, 2017. The effective date of the updated Environmentally Critical Areas regulations will be May 15, 2017.
We’ve updated our large public notice signs! Beginning June 1, 2017, our new, colorful, large public notice signs will include a picture of the project and a location map.
As of May 1, we will no longer accept paper plan submittals for any permit type. All permits must be submitted online using our project portal. The exception will be subject-to-field inspection permits that are issued at the counter.
Beginning April 17, 2017 all electrical plan review applications must be submitted electronically using the SDCI Project Portal.
Beginning June 19, applicants will need to drop off Design Review Meeting Packets on the 14th floor instead of the 22nd floor of Seattle Municipal Tower.
View March 2017 permit turnaround times.
We released three draft Director’s Rules and updated a Tip.
In preparation for our new permitting system, coming soon, we now require that all applications and plans be submitted electronically. as of May 1, we will no longer accept paper plans.
All permitting, licensing, inspections and complaints functions will be converting to the system over the Memorial Day Weekend. We will offer limited services on the Friday before the weekend and the following Tuesday due to the complex nature of our data and the magnitude of the system. Our new integrated system will be up and fully functional on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
SDCI’s Technical Code Development team is excited to announce that the 2015 Seattle codes are now available. The 2015 codes include the Building Code, Existing Building Code, Residential Code, Energy Code, Plumbing Code, Mechanical Code, and Fuel Gas Code. These codes are available on our codes webpage. The codes are available to purchase from the Public Resource Center on the 20th floor of Seattle’s Municipal Tower.