The Seattle City Council recently adopted the 2022 budget, including legislation that implements SDCI fee changes in 2022.
For the second consecutive year, SDCI will not implement an across-the-board increase in fees but instead will continue decreasing a number of fees.
On January 1, 2022, changes to electrical, refrigeration and furnace fees will go into effect. Due to increased efficiencies in administration as well as changing trends in construction, SDCI has determined that those services have sufficient revenue streams warranting a decrease in fee levels. Permit fees for Mechanical Equipment for furnace installations, in table D-8, and all Refrigeration Permit Fees, in table D-10, will receive 33% reductions for 2022. Additionally, Electrical Permit Administrative Fees, in table D-15, will go down from $65.65 to $49.24.
New Director’s Rules, the BVD table and other fee-related information will be available on our website by the end of January.