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.
In anticipation of our new permitting system, we are requiring all applicants with paper plans to convert their projects to electronic plans. This must be done when the applicant is resubmitting plan corrections. All paper plans should have been converted to electronic plans by March 1, 2017.
View permit turnaround times for February 2017.
Are you searching for Seattle City Light standards and requirements while planning your new project? Seattle City Light is pleased to announce that our first, new standards publication is available for viewing online. Standards for Electrical Service is designed to be a handy collection of all City Light electrical standards and requirements a customer is likely to need when building a new project.
On Tuesday March 14, 2017, the Electrical Program will be closed for inspections. The inspectors will be attending a training on the 2017 National Electrical Code.
In January 2017, City Council approved updated environmentally critical areas (ECA) regulations. The Seattle City Council will be amending the Environmentally Critical Areas Ordinance to correct the effective date of the regulations. City Council is expected to approve this amendment in the middle of March and the effective date of the new Environmentally Critical Areas is expected to be the middle of April.
SDCI is updating the Seattle Electrical Code to reflect the changes to the 2017 National Electrical Code. If you are interested in submitting input to amend the Seattle Electrical Code, please send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will accept public input through March 31, 2017.
On January 1, 2017, the updated Seattle Building Code took effect. The updated code requires all applicants to complete a rat abatement program as a condition to getting a demolition permit.