On August 16, 2021 the City Council adopted Ordinance 126421 to add more flexibility for the types of uses allowed to occupy storefronts in downtown, including the Pioneer Square Preservation District, and in South Lake Union.
Certain types of inspections can now be done as a video inspection.
Our Land Use Division requires the financially responsible party of record to pay any outstanding fees on project applications or issued permits, regardless of activity or status. Our Director is authorized to collect any fees that remain unpaid within 30 days.
The King County Recorder’s Office is now accepting “digital representation of your handwritten identification that represents the act of putting your name on a document to attest to its validity.” This applies to all platting actions and other documents that need to be recorded.
As of July 26, 2021, the recording fee for most documents in Washington State has increased by $100 per document type. This increase is at the direction of HB 1277, passed during the 2021 state legislative session.
The updated City of Seattle Stormwater Code and Manual became effective July 1, 2021. Please visit our Stormwater Code website as a great deal has changed with this update.
We have a new electrical compliance inspector who will work in conjunction with the Department of Labor and Industries to seek out and cite non-licensed workers and contractors.
We’re inviting anyone who is interested in using or is currently using the Seattle Services Portal to manage their boiler or conveyance records to come to our September 23 workshop.
Tip 205, Street, Alley, and Pedestrian Improvement Exceptions, was updated. We published DR 13-2021, Determination of State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review Exemption Levels for Infill Residential and Mixed-Use Development in Urban Centers and Urban Villages.
Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced new steps to further electrify buildings using clean energy and ban fossil fuels for most building use.