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.
Take a Building Operator Certification Level II training on March 2 to prepare for the Office of Sustainability and the Environment’s new Seattle Building Tune-Up mandate.
We’re replacing our current permitting system, Hansen, with new software called Accela by early 2017. It will be easier to use than the permit portal we have now! We’ll keep you updated on all of the upcoming changes and information that you’ll need to know.
The Seattle City Council recently adopted the 2017-18 budget, including legislation that implements Seattle DCI fee changes in 2017 to cover wage increases in order to reflect our cost of doing business. On January 1, 2017, these service fees go into effect.