Following last year’s successful migration of its Public Space Management permits to the Seattle Services Portal (SSP), the Street Use Division of the Seattle Department of Transportation will complete its transition to the SSP on November 9, 2020. To better integrate with SDCI and other city departments, Street Use’s move from Hansen to the SSP will make permitting and inspections more consistent, predictable, and transparent for online applicants.
The final stage of Street Use’s migration will make the following permits available through the SSP:
- ROW Construction (today’s Construction Use)
- Minor Utility
- Heavy Crane (new permit type for the installation and removal of tower cranes)
- ROW Maintenance (new permit type for short term work with minimal impacts)
- Street Improvement Permitting
- Utility Major Permitting
- Final Plat
Side Sewer and Stand-Alone Curb Cut SDOT & SDCI Permit Integration Begins November 12, 2020
With this migration, SDOT and SDCI have collaborated on two new integrated permits: Side Sewer and Curb Cut.
Side Sewer Permit Integration and Changes:
- Allows the applicant/contractor to request a SDOT side sewer permit application be created off of the SDCI side sewer permit application (the SDOT permit application will be created when the SDCI side sewer permit is issued)
- Allows applicants/contractors to apply for SDOT’s side sewer permits in advance of SDCI permit issuance to align issuance events
- Requires SDOT plans to be submitted at application
Stand-alone Curb Cut Permit Integration and Changes:
- For stand-alone curb cut applications, this update combines the SDOT and SDCI curb cut permits (that means one permit!)
- Stand-alone curb cut permits will be administered by SDOT and reviewed by SDCI as part of the integrated workflow
- Fees and review approval will be collected and captured under the SDOT permit
- Curb cuts reviewed under a SDCI Building Permit (CN) will still require two permits, one from each department These revised processes will go into effect for new side sewer and stand-alone curb cut permits that are applied for on or after November 12, 2020.
If you have started an SDCI Curb Cut record/application in the Seattle Services Portal, you’re advised to fully submit all application materials before November 12. If you have not submitted by November 12, SDCI staff will contact you to assist in transitioning to the new combined permit.
Here’s What You Can Expect
The Hansen platform will close for new application on November 4, 2020 and for payments on November 6, 2020. Beginning on November 9, 2020, applicants will have access to all Street Use permits on the Seattle Services Portal. See the calendar below for all the milestones around launch.
How to Stay Informed and External Training
Information about Street Use’s launch and external training can be found on the Street Use Updates webpage.