SDCI’s inspections team inspects a wide range of items on development projects. They inspect the basic “concrete, boards, and nails” of a project and more specific disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, conveyance, boilers, and earthwork-related efforts. In 1999, SDCI created the Site Development Inspections team to perform Pre-Application Site Visits, monitor erosion control, and do field follow-up of geotechnical special inspections.
Certain types of inspections can now be done as a video inspection.
On April 2, 2020, SDCI began using virtual inspections for some types of projects. We implemented our virtual inspections program to continue providing inspections to our customers, while maintaining social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since SDCI implemented the virtual inspection program, we have conducted more than 9,100 virtual inspections. That is approximately 22% of the over 42,000 total inspections SDCI has conducted since April 2.
On Friday, April 24th, Governor Inslee issued an addendum to his Stay Home – Stay Healthy Order (20-25), creating a “Phase 1 Restart” of construction in our state. Then, on Wednesday, April 29th, the Governor issued additional guidance for construction. This allows a phased restart of private construction activities that are low-risk and adhere to strict new COVID-19 Job Site Requirements. The City of Seattle has issued health and safety guidelines for construction projects seeking inspections.
Some inspections can now be done as a video inspection. Please read Video Inspections to see if your project might have the option to be conducted by video. To be considered for a video inspection, please confirm the following: The site contact is at least 18 years old or is with an adult to perform the […]
In response to COVID 19, SDCI Inspection Services is implementing limited video inspections for some inspection types. At this time, we will only perform inspections on essential projects as outlined by the governor’s order and subsequent clarification memo or letters.
On March 25, Governor Inslee issued a Construction Guidance Memo. In response, SDCI is reducing our inspection services to only those that support construction activity that is deemed essential.
Customers can now view all their permits inspections in one place. This report is a great tool for customers to use to organize their project inspections in a few easy steps!
All permitting, licensing, inspections and complaints functions will be converting to the system over the Memorial Day Weekend. We will offer limited services on the Friday before the weekend and the following Tuesday due to the complex nature of our data and the magnitude of the system. Our new integrated system will be up and fully functional on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
Join Seattle DCI on August 27 at the free Seattle-King County Resource Day. We will have rental housing information staff and building and electrical inspectors on site to answer your questions related to building and electrical permits, rental and housing inspections, and tenant rights.