The Seattle City Council recently adopted the 2019-2020 budget, including legislation that implements SDCI fee changes in 2019 to cover wage increases that reflect our current cost of doing business. On January 1, 2019, these service fees go into effect. As in past years, we are making inflationary adjustments to most fees. This year’s inflationary adjustment is 3.0 percent. As an example, our Base Hourly fee will increase from $216 to $222.
With the holidays and end of the year quickly approaching, most of us have a fairly lengthy “to-do” list. Perhaps your list includes home improvement projects? Even if your New Year’s resolution isn’t to finally tackle that remodel or begin planning that new deck, you might be interested in one of our Seattle Department of […]
–Shape new buildings in your community Passionate about design or architecture? Mayor Jenny Durkan is looking for qualified candidates to fill 8 upcoming openings on the City of Seattle’s Design Review Boards. Board members evaluate the design of new buildings based on citywide and neighborhood-specific design guidelines. The boards review large mixed-use developments, multifamily housing, […]
We’ve come a long way since our permitting software went live in April. We’ve gotten a lot of feedback from customers on how to improve the new system. Here are the highlights of the customer suggested improvements we’ve made so far.
Did you know that most landslides occur between the months of November and March? As rainfall continues to increase throughout the fall, the threat of landslides will continue to rise this winter. Landslide season is upon us, so the City of Seattle is urging residents to take preventive measures to protect themselves and their property from possible landslides.
We updated a Tip on hazard trees and published two Director’s Rules related to 2019 fees.
Passionate about design or architecture? Mayor Jenny Durkan is looking for qualified candidates to fill 8 upcoming openings on the City of Seattle’s Design Review Boards. Board members evaluate the design of new buildings based on citywide and neighborhood-specific design guidelines. The boards review large mixed-use developments, multifamily housing, and commercial projects. The volunteer positions will start on April 4, 2019, when retiring board members’ terms expire.
SDCI made an update to the Seattle Services Portal that now allows you to filter your permit applications by permit status. We also added two new statuses, Intake Appointment Scheduled and Intake Scheduled and Documents Submitted. The new filter option will make it easier for you to track your projects.
Once again, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections is hosting the Seattle Home Fair! Jam-packed with useful information about your planned remodel, our permitting process, renting in Seattle, and so much more, this is an event not to be missed!
We had such a great turn out for the South Seattle Home Fair over the past two years, we added an additional event to bring these important resources to even more of you: the new North Seattle Home Fair!
Autumn is upon us and with that comes falling leaves. In response to Council direction, SDCI has worked with other departments to prepare a pamphlet and webpage with tips and suggestions for leaf blower usage. These are based on best practices recommended by City staff and cover topics such as environmental quality, courteous usage, noise reduction and alternative methods.