The Street Use division of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) have made the water service application process easier!
The Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) Development Review Program has been providing comprehensive early design guidance over the last year. Our goal is to better integrate private development and the city’s right-of-way priorities. We want to improve service through consistent direction, a single SDOT contact throughout the Master Use Permit (MUP) process, and relevant, up-to-date information on SDOT rules, plans, and policies.
Due to rising labor costs, the Seattle Department of Transportation Street inspection and permit review rates are changing in 2017. A 2016 annual fee analysis found that adequate compensation for increasing labor costs would require an increase from $196 to $209 per service hour.
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is changing its Water Service Application requirements beginning December 12, 2016.
SDOT Street Use right-of-way permit rates are changing—rewarding well-prepared applicants and moving to project/service-based permitting. In the midst of Seattle’s development surge, right-of-way permit rates have remained the same for 5 years. That’s led to deferred service enhancements and backlogs as Street Use Permit Services now reviews, inspects, and issues approximately 32,000 permits per year. The new rate model follows many months of outreach, assessment, and modeling to address our city’s rapid growth and increasing construction density.
Seeking feedback during May 7 open house In response to ongoing development, the community’s desire to retain Ballard’s character, and Sound Transit’s planning for light rail to Ballard, Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and Department of Transportation (SDOT) are working with neighborhood groups and non-profits, organized as the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth. […]
Starting January 1, 2011, SDOT will collect fees directly from customers when SDOT review is required on a DPD shoring permit. Customers with projects that require SDOT shoring review that start BEFORE January 1, 2011 will begin receiving monthly invoices in February 2011 for SDOT review charges incurred in the prior month. DPD will collect outstanding fees on projects with SDOT review charges that were incurred prior to January 1, 2011 at the time of permit issuance.
Seattle Department of Transportation is revising the Street Use permit fees and the hourly rate for the first time since 2004. Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) 15.04.074 requires that Street Use permit fees cover the expense of administering permits, including review, issuance and enforcement.
During the past year the SDOT Street Use Street Improvement Permitting (SIP) Section has implemented many changes in the processes and requirements for obtaining approval of Street Improvement Plans. Process improvements have spanned SIP design guidance, formal review, correction cycles, plan approval, and permit issuance processes. In 2010 the SDOT SIP pre-construction, construction, inspection, and project close-out processes and requirements will be modified.