SDCI is in the process of updating Seattle’s construction codes to the 2018 versions of the building, residential, existing buildings, fire, electrical, mechanical, energy, fuel gas, elevator, boiler, and plumbing codes. Due to many factors, including the impacts of the COVID-19, the 2018 Washington State Construction Codes effective date has been delayed. SDCI will be aligning the effective date of our 2018 code versions with the State’s current effective date of February 1, 2021.
In February 2020, FEMA published a Flood Hazard Determination adopting a new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for all jurisdictions in King County, including Seattle. FEMA’s adoption of the new FIRM and FIS requires that each jurisdiction update their regulations with this new information in order to comply with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
SDCI is making improvements to the Seattle Services Portal to ensure valid contractor information is provided for required projects. Once we have implemented these changes, we will no longer require a contractor disclosure form. Instead, there will be an option at multiple stages in a record to provide (or change) contractor information by proving an active contractor license number or to indicate that the project is exempt from needing a contractor. We require valid contractor information before we issue any building permit in accordance with state law. We will send applicants reminder notifications at multiple stages of the application to let project contacts know if this requirement has not yet been complete
If your building is a designated City of Seattle landmark or located in a historic district, changes to the building or its use may require a Certificate of Approval before work can begin. Beginning in August, you will be able to use the Seattle Services Portal to submit your application for a Certificate.
SDCI is pleased to announce the release of its new Shaping Seattle: Property & Building Activity map. This new, mobile-first map allows users to find active construction, land use, and Design Review permits in their neighborhood. The new map will make it easier for you, our customers, to research active permits, find related documents and permit records, and comment on land use permits under review. We’ve optimized the map to work on mobile devices so you can quickly find permit information about projects you see when walking in your neighborhood.
The Mayor’s Office is looking for a representative of either the development community, including developers, builders, architects, or realtors, with experience in projects developed under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), or a representative from a non-city utility to fill Position # 8 (Development community or Utility Representative) of the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC). The term starts upon appointment and extends through March 31, 2022.
SDCI is proposing a new Director’s Rule, Verification of floating on-water residences. The purpose of the Director’s Rule is to clarify the application material required for verification of floating on-water residences and to establish an end date for verification of any new floating on-water residences.
We released two draft directors rules, one about changing use and the other about verifying floating on-water residences.
金縣 (King County) 已獲得華盛頓州衛生部長的許可，進入州長的「安全啟動」復工計劃之第二階段，該舉措可令部分企業和活動在限制營運空間內人數的同時增加營業，這也被稱為復工計劃的「空間佔用率」，它的技術術語為「空間荷載」。請在此處查看獲得批准的第二階段計劃，並在此處查看州長的復工指南。
Quận King đã được Bộ Trưởng Bộ Y Tế Tiểu Bang Washington cho phép chuyển sang Giai Đoạn 2 trong kế hoạch Khởi Đầu An Toàn của Thống Đốc. Kế hoạch này, cho phép một số doanh nghiệp và hoạt động tăng khối lượng công việc nhưng giới hạn số lượng người trong một không gian, được gọi là “sức chứa” trong kế hoạch mở cửa trở lại. Thuật ngữ “sức chứa” là số lượng người trong một không gian. Xem kế hoạch Giai Đoạn 2 được phê duyệt tại đây và hướng dẫn mở cửa trở lại của Thống Đốc tại đây.