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.
For more than two years, DPD has been working with volunteer applicants to test our electronic plan review service. This process will allow customers to submit their plans electronically and provide cost savings by reducing paper usage, time spent reproducing and consolidating plan sets and eliminating most trips to DPD.
DPD has rolled out the Project Portal, a new set of online tools for permit applicants. You can now use the Portal to conduct your online permitting business with DPD.
Electronic plan submission and review is now in the pilot project stage. DPD will be working with 45 applicants to develop processes and technology for electronic submission and review of plan sets for building and land use permits.
DPD’s system for self-issued electrical permits is due to be upgraded this summer. The new system will have the capability to handle additional permit items now acceptable for online issuance.