- Tip 134, Businesses Involving the Growing, Processing, Selling, or Delivery of Marijuana, was updated to reflect current restrictions on locations for these businesses, and to add some informational references.
- Tip 116A, Establishing an Attached Accessory Dwelling Unit, updated the language regarding the owner-occupancy waiver.
- Tip 123, Seattle’s Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance, was updated with the new relocation assistance amounts.
- Tip 331B, Hazard Trees, was completely updated with new text.
- Tip 343 Opportunities for Flexibility in the Building Code outlines the flexibility in the building code, and how you can use it to help get approval for your project.
- DR 5-2014, Seismic Design Alternative for Elevators, states that seismic design of elevator and other conveyance systems may comply with either ASCE 7 or ASME A17.1.
- Joint DPD/Fire DR 7-2014, Sprinkler systems & Fire Alarm Elevator Machinery Rooms, Control Rooms, Hoistways and Pits, clarifies the requirements for automatic sprinkler systems in elevator machine rooms, control rooms, hoistways and pits.
- DR 9-2014, Building, Mechanical & Energy Code Requirements for Boarding Houses Having 8 or Fewer Bedrooms & Less than 2000 Square Feet of Floor Area, clarifies the distinction between a single family dwelling unit and a boarding house for the purpose of applying the Seattle Building Code.
- DR 10-2014, Registration of Steel Fabricators in the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) Steel Fabricator Registration Program, states that steel members and assemblies produced by fabricators that are registered in the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) Steel Fabricator Registration Program are not required to comply with Seattle Building Code Section 1704.2.5. The City of Seattle will not register fabricators for products that are within the scope of the WABO registration program.
- DR13-97, Adjustment of Boundaries of Undersized Lots, has been repealed as it has been modified and incorporated into the code, as a part of the small lot ordinance which was adopted June 30, 2014. The rule is no longer needed and has been rescinded.