City Council approved the new Seattle Electrical Code on September 18, 2017. The new code became effective on October 21, 2017. All projects submitted to SDCI on or after October 21, must meet the new Electrical Code standards. If your electrical permit is associated with a building permit, you must follow the electrical code that was effective when you applied for the building permit.
New Approved Legislation and Amendments
The City Council approved an amendment to the 2015 Seattle Building Code allowing Art Gallery spaces less than 3000 square feet in size to remain or be classified as an Mercantile occupancy from an Assembly-3 occupancy. They also approved legislation for Seattle’s Technical Codes and Electrical Code.
Electrical Code Update
SDCI is updating the Seattle Electrical Code to reflect the changes to the 2017 National Electrical Code. If you are interested in submitting input to amend the Seattle Electrical Code, please send your submission to email@example.com. We will accept public input through March 31, 2017.
Electrical Inspectors won’t be Available on September 13
Our Electrical Inspectors won’t be available on September 13. They’re in training to learn about the 2017 National Electrical Code.
Seattle Electrical Code in Effect
The 2014 Seattle Electrical Code is now in effect. We have insert pages for your 5-ring 2014 NEC binder, a Quick Reference containing only Seattle amendments, and a summary of key changes available on the Electrical Code page.
Seattle Electrical Code Effective on November 12, 2014
The Mayor and City Council approved the Electrical Code amendments and the new code is effective November 12, 2014.
Construction Codes Advisory Board Seeking Members
Mayor Mike McGinn is looking for 6 new members for the Construction Codes Advisory Board. Board members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for renewable, three‐year terms. We are recruiting for an architect, general contractor, electrical contractor, commercial building owner or operator, developer or contractor of residential projects, and representative of organized labor.
2011 Seattle Electrical Code Update
DPD has created an internal staff committee to develop the 2011 Seattle Electrical Code. The 2011 Seattle Electrical Code will be a combination of the 2011 National Electrical Code and Seattle amendments. The committee is preparing a list of discussion items, code issues, and possible modifications to update the electrical code.