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.
We published two new Tips, three draft Director’s Rules, and one final Director’s Rule in March.
Presented by OPCD and Seattle Office of Housing. OPCD will be hosting Urban Innovations Speakers Series to increase public awareness of global best practices to achieve an integrated approach to planning for livable cities. Topics will include: affordable housing, urban design for community health, community-based resilience, new trends in urban development, and integrated land use, […]
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.
Earthquake home retrofitting is a good way to decrease the amount of damage to your building after an earthquake. To get a home retrofit permit you can use our prescriptive plan set — Project Impact — or get a voluntary seismic retrofit designed by an engineer.
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.