As directed by Mayor Harrell in Executive Order 2022-02 on the City’s eviction moratoria, the City has set up an Eviction Assistance web page as part of the broader Renting in Seattle online resource. The Eviction Assistance page offers renters and small landlords key information they should know about the expiration of the moratoria, set to end on February 28, 2022 and post-moratoria tenant protections. It also provides links to resources and more detailed information.
The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) is now offering dedicated permit services for future tenants of downtown vacant storefronts and small businesses citywide. Downtown tenants and small businesses have been disproportionally impacted during this pandemic. The goal of this new service is to provide early coaching to tenants in advance of signing a lease, to minimize costly requirements, and set businesses up for success by reducing the time it takes to obtain a permit.
Thank you to everybody that attended the Seattle Home Fairs on January 29 and January 30. We had about 400 attendees join us over the two days! We were happy that so many of you were able to join us. If you missed the Home Fairs, or want to watch a different session, the recordings, presentations, and resources are now available on our Seattle Home Fairs webpage.
On January 10, SDCI transitioned to providing plan reviews via plan mark-up instead of traditional letters. We appreciate your understanding as we rolled out the technology and staff learned new procedures. As we transition to delivering marked up plan sets, you may receive both letters and marked up plan sets with our corrections documented. As a rule, please respond to any letter you receive with a letter and any marked-up plan set by embedding your responses in the marked up plan set.
Mayor Bruce Harrell is recruiting to fill a vacancy on the Seattle Design Commission for a licensed Professional Engineer. The two-year term for this position will start following Council confirmation, estimated to occur by May 2022. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The 10‐member commission is comprised of architects, artists, urban designers, urban planners, landscape architects, civil engineers, a member‐at‐large, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.
We updated two Tips in January, one on demolition and the other about commissioning requirements for the Seattle Energy Code.
SDCI is pleased to announce that we will transition to providing review comments via plan set markup on January 10! We have prepared a short video to help applicants understand the new process. We will also publish step-by-step instructions on the Seattle Services Portal Help Center. The primary change that we are asking of applicants […]
We’ll be hosting our popular Seattle Home Fairs online on Saturday, January 29, 2022, and Sunday, January 30, 2022. Both dates will have the same presentations to give you a couple of opportunities to attend the sessions that most interest you. Our virtual home fairs will be full of useful information about our permitting process, code requirements, renting in Seattle, and much, much more.
SDCI is enthused to announce the release of its new Shaping Seattle: Rental Housing Registrations map. This new map displays current Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) information for rental property in Seattle, including registration and inspection status and violation information. This map will make it easier for the public to find and track information for rental properties in their community. SDCI optimized the map to work best on mobile devices so you can quickly find rental housing registration information about properties in your neighborhood.
After we have published a Decision for your platting action MUP or issued a Determination Letter about your lot boundary adjustment (LBA), we will send survey recording instructions and requirements to you. Once you have received the published Decision or LBA determination letter, please follow the instructions to record your survey.