SDCI updated three Tips and released two draft Director’s Rules.
We’re replacing our current permitting system, Hansen, with new software called Accela by early 2017. It will be easier to use than the permit portal we have now! We’ll keep you updated on all of the upcoming changes and information that you’ll need to know.
The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts recently announced the winners of the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards. Out of the 6,000 entries received, the City of Seattle was recognized for outstanding achievement in publicizing Seattle’s new Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO).
A selection of rental housing properties will receive safety inspections starting this month. These inspections are taking place under the Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO), which was established by the Seattle City Council to help ensure that rental housing properties in Seattle are safe and meet basic housing requirements and safety standards.
We updated a Tip on code interpretation appeals and developed a draft Directors Rule on RRIO inspection selection methods.
Seattle’s Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) program is now open for business! You can now register a rental property, find registration due dates, see the RRIO checklist, and get your questions answered by phone or email.
DPD pulled two Tips related to interim parking lots and updated a Tip on backyard cottages and one on weed and vegetation. We released a draft Director’s Rule with edits to the RRIO checklist.
DPD released a new Tip about registering your rental property and updated the construction pre-submittal conference Tip. We also published a draft Director’s Rule on adjusting tenant relocation assistance amounts and a final Director’s Rule on updating the SEPA thresholds for urban centers and urban villages.
DPD released two draft Director’s Rules regarding registration for rental properties in Seattle.
On Jan. 1, 2014, DPD’s new Fee Ordinance will go into effect. There are no changes to development fees other than the adoption by rule of the latest building valuation data (BVD) table. The table establishes construction cost values by occupancy and construction type, which are then used to assess permit fees. This year there is an increase in permit fees of approximately 2 to 3 percent.