We have almost finished a redesign of our website, www.seattle.gov/dpd. We will be releasing the new site in a couple of months.
We think you’ll find our simpler design, with “plain language” content, easier to use and understand. Our site has a new focus on making things easier for the first-time user, but we’ve also made sure our frequent users have easy access to their favorite information and tools with our “Dig Deeper” sections.
Here are the top 10 changes we think you’ll be excited about:
Mobile Responsive: You can use our site on your tablet, iPhone, or other mobile device.
Interactive Map: We added an interactive map where you can search for your property information, check your permit and complaint status, and find permit activity by neighborhood, address, or intersection.
- Common Projects and Questions Pages: We added pages with quick reference to permit and code requirements for the most commonly requested topics.
- Code Pages: We added an overview for each of our codes where you can find easy access to the code and whether we are proposing any changes.
- Permit Pages: We created new pages for each permit type that provide step-by-step instructions on how to get a permit for your project.
- Integrated Forms and Tips: Our forms and Tips (formerly called CAMs) are now integrated into the permit, common project, and common question pages.
- Streamlined City Planning Pages: Our City Planning pages are consistently organized so you can find what’s happening and why you might want to get involved.
- Updated Population & Demographics Pages: Our Population & Demographics pages have been reorganized and streamlined to be more user-friendly.
- Mega Menus: You can access our main navigation items from the mega menus along the top of the new site.
- Tools & Resources: We combined the online tools and resources into one page.