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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]

Seattle Electrical Code Effective on November 12, 2014

The Mayor and City Council approved the Electrical Code amendments and the new code is effective November 12, 2014. [More]

Construction Code Advisory Board Application Deadline Extended

The application deadline for new board members on the Construction Codes Advisory Board (CCAB) has been extended to Wednesday, December 3. The CCAB board members represent professions and the general public. We are currently seeking board members to represent electrical contractors, developers / contractors of residential properties, and the general public. [More]

September Permit Turnaround Times

View permit turnaround times for September 2014. [More]

Construction Codes Advisory Board Seeking Three Representatives

Mayor Edward Murray is seeking candidates for three vacant positions on Seattle’s Construction Codes Advisory Board. The current open positions are for representatives of the following professions or categories: Electrical Contractors; Developers or Contractors of Residential Properties; General Public. [More]

Superior Court Decision on Micro-Housing

In a project-specific Superior Court decision issued August 13, 2014, a judge ruled that individual bedrooms having private bathrooms and food preparation areas within them were configured for use as separate dwelling units, and must be regulated accordingly. In light of the court’s reasoning, the DPD has re-examined other similar projects currently under review. DPD has concluded that the individual rooms within any proposed development having an identical or substantially similar arrangement also must be regulated as separate dwelling units. Environmental (SEPA) and Design Review thresholds will be calculated based on the number of rooms so configured. [More]

Reminder: Time to Apply for Grading Season Extension

The rainy season is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to think about whether you will be doing any grading 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. [More]