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Seattle Services Portal Outage Thursday, July 11, to Monday, July 15

The City of Seattle is upgrading the Seattle Services Portal to a cloud-based platform to improve its reliability and performance. This upgrade will also ensure that our system is always the most current version. As a result, we can bring enhancements and fixes to our customers more quickly. To complete… [ Keep reading ]

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection Changes

The SDCI Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspection program has made some updates that may affect those who have a boiler or pressure vessel in their building or business. These updates take effect in July 2024. First, SDCI is changing the Boiler and Pressure Vessel inspection district boundaries. We made this… [ Keep reading ]

Landlord Workshop on July 17

Join SDCI’s Renting in Seattle staff at City Hall for a landlord workshop on Wednesday, July 17 at City Hall. This in-person only event is a comprehensive training on rental regulations and fair housing laws in Seattle that apply throughout the rental cycle from move-in to move-out. This training is open… [ Keep reading ]

Your Voice Matters – Sign-Up for Customer Feedback Opportunities

We need your help to improve SDCI’s services! We use a variety of research methods to get input from our customers including surveys, interviews, and usability studies. Please take this short 5-minute survey to help us determine feedback opportunities that are a good match for you. Signing up means you… [ Keep reading ]

July Publication Updates

Tips Updated

Inspections Impacted by Systemwide Outage Starting July 11 

SDCI is upgrading our online permit and inspection system, the Seattle Services Portal, to improve system performance and reliability. We are migrating the Seattle Services Portal to cloud servers to enhance the user experience for both our customers and SDCI staff. As a result, our permit and inspection system will… [ Keep reading ]

SDCI Recognizes National CPR & AED Week

Last year, SDCI launched two American Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid training programs during National CPR & AED week, June 1-7. We’re proud to share that 43% of our inspectors have completed either adult or adult and pediatric CPR certification. This year, SDCI is observing National CPR & AED… [ Keep reading ]

Smoke Control Stakeholders Needed

SDCI is updating the Smoke Control Acceptance test form to increase clarity and maintain alignment with upcoming code changes. This form is used by SDCI to verify all performance requirements in Seattle Building Code section 909 have been met for a newly installed or altered Smoke Control System in the… [ Keep reading ]

Building Safety Month and Improving Earthquake Readiness

For the fourth year in a row, the White House declared May to be Building Safety Month. Building Safety Month highlights the importance of building codes to protect our homes, businesses, and roads against earthquakes, floods, and extreme weather. Seattle’s Building Safety Month proclamation commits to retrofitting Unreinforced Masonry (URM)… [ Keep reading ]

2021 Seattle Construction Code Update

The Seattle construction codes are being updated to the 2021 code editions and include the building, residential, existing building, energy, mechanical, plumbing, fuel gas, and fire codes. The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code is also being updated to the 2023 edition. The target implementation date for the 2021 Seattle Construction Codes… [ Keep reading ]