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Seattle Electrical Code in Effect

The 2014 Seattle Electrical Code is now in effect. We have insert pages for your 5-ring 2014 NEC binder, a Quick Reference containing only Seattle amendments, and a summary of key changes available on the Electrical Code page. [More]

SEPA Checklist – Updated Format

Starting January 1, 2015 we will require that you submit the updated State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist in order for your Master Use Permit Application to be considered a complete application. The Washington Department of Ecology updated the SEPA rules and the SEPA Environmental Checklist. [More]

Restaurant Success Makes it Easier to Open a Seattle Restaurant

Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Mayor Ed Murray joined the Washington Restaurant Association and restaurant entrepreneurs in Capitol Hill to announce the launch of Restaurant Success, a new initiative to provide better service and support for prospective restaurateurs. [More]

Amendments for 2012 Seattle Codes

Minor amendments to the Building, Residential, Energy, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, and Plumbing Code codes took effect on November 23, 2014. The amendments adopted recent Washington State Code amendments, corrected errors, and addressed coordination among the 2012 Seattle codes. [More]

Multifamily Property ENERGY STAR Workshop

Curious about the new multifamily ENERGY STAR®, but not sure what to do or how you can benefit? The City of Seattle offers this free workshop for participants that have previously benchmarked their multifamily properties. This hands-on session will teach you how to update your account's use details to take advantage of the new ENERGY STAR® 1-100 score that is now available to multifamily buildings of 20 units or more. [More]

October Permit Turnaround Times

View permit turnaround times for October 2014. [More]

Are YOU Prepared for a Landslide? City to host Twitter event to take questions about landslides

With 20,000 Seattle properties, most of which are residential, in landslide-prone areas, DPD encourages property owners to protect themselves from landslides. Learn how by participating in our Twitter Landslide Q&A event and speaking with our landslide expert. [More]

Seeking Architect for Seattle Design Commission

Mayor Murray is looking for a new Architect member of the Seattle Design Commission to fill an upcoming vacancy. The term will begin in March 2015. Design Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for up to 2 two‐year terms. The 10‐member Commission is made up of architects, artists, urban designers, environmental designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, members‐at‐large, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program. [More]

Are YOU Prepared for Landslides?

Did you know that most landslides occur between the months of October and April? And that 86 percent of landslides are caused to some extent by human activity? Landslide season is upon us and the City of Seattle is urging residents to take preventive measures to protect themselves and their property from possible landslides. [More]

Grading Season Restrictions Began November 1

The rainy season is here. This means that grading activities are restricted between November 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. If your project includes Geotechnical Special Inspections AND if your project is in an environmentally critical area or involves a large quantity of earth-moving, check the Geotechnical Special Inspection assignment letter DPD sent you shortly after your permit was issued. If you see an item called “Monitor Grading Season Restriction” on the assignment letter, this means that grading between November 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 is prohibited unless you apply for and receive a Grading Season Extension. [More]