Seattle DCI will post the updated advisory map for steep slope environmentally critical areas on October 24, 2016. The updated map will replace the steep slope layer shown on our GIS application.
Are you concerned about whether your permit application will be accepted before the change to the 2015 Seattle codes? Here are some FAQs to help you understand the steps you need to take.
With onset of the rainy season, Seattle DCI is reminding builders working in Seattle to inspect and maintain any temporary storm drain inserts they have installed as part of construction projects.
The inserts, also known as storm drain socks, are used on many construction projects to catch sediment not captured upstream by other construction-related erosion control devices.
Seattle Department of Construction and Inspection staff are partnering with Be The Match to increase the number of people registered to be the cure for someone else’s cancer. If you are 18 to 44 years old, in good health, and willing to donate to anyone in need, please stop by to register.
DR 9-2016, Requirements for Transitional Encampments went into effect August 8, 2016. This rule establishes requirements for community outreach, encampment operations standards, and coordination with the permit process for new transitional encampments
This summer, the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan took center stage at City Council. The Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee is leading the review and will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 15, to hear your thoughts on their proposed amendments to the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan. The public hearing will take place at Council Chambers, City Hall (600 Fourth Avenue, 2nd Floor) at 2:00 p.m. A sign-up sheet will be available at 1:30 p.m.
View permit turnaround times for July 2016.
Our department is growing! We’re processing a record number of permits and hiring staff to keep up with the increased workload. To accommodate the new staff, we are making changes to the public entry areas on the 21st and 22nd floors of the Seattle Municipal Tower. These changes will help us maximize our floor space, get the most out of our staff resources, and provide a more streamlined process for our customers.
Our Electrical Inspectors won’t be available on September 13. They’re in training to learn about the 2017 National Electrical Code.
We’re offering two free training sessions to help applicants with the 2016 Stormwater Code. September 22 and October 16, both are in Seattle Municipal Tower 8:30 – 9:30 am. The trainings will cover: The List Approach Calculator; Drainage Standard Plans; Infiltration Testing and Infiltration BMP’s; and more.