The City is going live with an online entry form for submitting Salvage Assessments in mid-December. This means permit applicants will no longer need to fill out a pdf form and mail or email it to submit. This new process will save time and make tracking easier. Seattle has a robust resale market for building materials as well as free online listing services and donation options. Salvaging reusable building materials can reduce costs, lessen the amount of material disposed, save energy and resources needed to make new products, and make unique items and lower cost materials available for other projects.
As is the case now, we encourage permit applicants to reach out to a professional salvage company, such as those listed at the Northwest Building Salvage Network for help with any project needing a Salvage Assessment and we require that a professional salvage company is contacted to complete the Salvage Assessment for all demolitions. We will still accept pdf forms for 30 days after the new online entry goes live.
As a reminder, Seattle requires permit applicants to complete Salvage Assessment for all demolitions and for remodeling projects when the project is greater than $75,000 in value or larger than 750 square feet. Salvage Assessments are not required for new construction. Visit the Salvage Building Materials webpage for more information. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.