For the past year, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has been providing enhanced participation in the Master Use Permit (MUP) process. We have updated the Preliminary Assessment Reports to provide more information and we have been attending Early Design Guidance (EDG) pre-submittal conferences. In addition, we have been providing the Design Review Boards with SDOT recommendations and reviewing the MUP / SEPA analysis for transportation impacts.
We’ve updated Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the City of Seattle Stormwater Manual to more specifically address polychlorinated biphenyls, commonly known as PCBs, and other toxics. The updated BMPs are C1.25, C1.30, and C-1.50. We are making this change to reflect new information that has become available on PCBs in building materials.
View April permit approval turnaround times.
We updated several Tips, released a draft Director’s Rule, and published three final Director’s Rules.
The Seattle City Council passed the Environmentally Critical Areas Ordinance on April 14, 2017. The effective date of the updated Environmentally Critical Areas regulations will be May 15, 2017.
We’ve updated our large public notice signs! Beginning June 1, 2017, our new, colorful, large public notice signs will include a picture of the project and a location map.
As of May 1, we will no longer accept paper plan submittals for any permit type. All permits must be submitted online using our project portal. The exception will be subject-to-field inspection permits that are issued at the counter.
Beginning April 17, 2017 all electrical plan review applications must be submitted electronically using the SDCI Project Portal.
Beginning June 19, applicants will need to drop off Design Review Meeting Packets on the 14th floor instead of the 22nd floor of Seattle Municipal Tower.
View March 2017 permit turnaround times.