On May 4, SDCI published a proposed joint Director’s Rule with Department of Neighborhoods, for review and for public comment until May 21, 2018.
SDCI replaced its entire suite of permitting applications on Monday, April 30 with a new integrated system. As with any big software update, there are some things to work out in the transition. Here is a list of ones we know about and what has been resolved. We’ll update this list periodically as changes occur.
SDCI launched new permitting software on April 30, 2018! All permitting, licensing, inspections, and complaint functions are now available in the new system.
On April 2, the City Council approved legislation with several changes to parking rules in the Land Use Code. The amendments provide more flexible off-street parking options and clarify “frequent transit service” areas where parking is not required. The rules will go into effect Monday, May 14.
The Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) upzones are coming soon! The City Council is considering changes to the zoning designation and development standards for property throughout Seattle. The proposed MHA upzones will allow you to construct larger buildings than what is currently allowed. After an MHA upzone, your property will also be subject to the MHA requirements and you may need to contribute to an affordable housing fund or provide affordable units as part of your development.
Beginning June 4, 2018, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will make changes to the multiple meter flow test process to ensure that meters are connected to the correct private water lines in order to improve billing accuracy.
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has updated their Core Tap Procedures for Storm and Sewer Mains web page to make it easier to understand. SPU also made updates to match their current practice for installing tees in a variety of pipe materials.
See permit turnaround times for March, 2018.
We updated a Tip about Mandatory Housing Affordability and published four Director’s Rules.
In December 2017, the City Council adopted new rules for the operation of short-term rentals in Seattle. The new rules address regulatory licensing, taxation, and land use requirements for short-term rentals, a type of lodging sometimes called vacation rentals.