Following last year’s successful migration of its Public Space Management permits to the Seattle Services Portal (SSP), the Street Use Division of the Seattle Department of Transportation will complete its transition to the SSP on November 9, 2020. To better integrate with SDCI and other city departments, Street Use’s move from Hansen to the SSP will make permitting and inspections more consistent, predictable, and transparent for online applicants.
SDCI Extends Closure of Customer Service Areas to May 4
On April 6, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued an Executive Order to align the City of Seattle’s policies on facility closures and permit suspensions with Governor Inslee’s statewide ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order, which is now extended until at least May 4, 2020. The Governor’s order was first announced on March 23 and bans all gatherings, closes all non-essential businesses unless employees can work from home, and requires all Washingtonians to stay home unless they are engaging in an essential activity.
Reminder: Changes to Water Availability Certificate and Determination Request Process
Starting March 28, 2020, all applications for Water Availability Certificates (WACs) and Determination requests will be processed through the Seattle Services Portal. This update will streamline the Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU’s) application process with SDCI and make SPU’s requirements and review status clearer and more transparent.
Online Applications for Construction and Master Use Permits Applications Required April 4
As of April 4, 2016, all master use permit and construction permit applications the require plan review must be submitted for review online using the Seattle DCI Project Portal. Seattle DCI is making this change to streamline the application process, to increase the efficiency of permit reviews, and to reduce paper.