On June 12, we published a final joint Director’s Rule with Department of Neighborhoods (DON). The Rule expands on the new requirement that all projects going through Design Review must conduct community outreach before beginning the early design guidance (EDG) process.
On July 1, many of the changes to the Design Review program that were adopted as part of Ordinance No. 125429 in October 2017 will go into effect. The changes include: new requirements for early community outreach for all projects going through Design Review; updates to the thresholds that determine which projects are required to go through Design Review.
It has now been one month since we implemented our new permit, inspection, and complaint system, the Seattle Services Portal (also known as Accela). We acknowledge that these initial weeks have brought many challenges, but the system is working. Since implementation, we have issued 231 construction permits (all types), 1,463 electrical over-the-counter permits, and 60 mechanical permits.
Do you work with or lead a community organization? Add your group to the Department of Neighborhoods’ (DON’s) Community Connector to promote your organization and reach new people in your community.
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.
View permit approval turnaround times for April 2018.
We updated a Tip, published four draft Director’s Rules, and published a final Director’s Rule.
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.