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Summary: This Tip is designed to help you through the construction permit process when you want to remodel your house, make an addition, convert space to an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), or build a completely new house in a neighborhood residential zone in Seattle. It provides general information on how to apply for your building permit, what resources and assistance are available at DPD, what fees will be charged, how long the process is likely to take, how to track permit status, how the permit is issued, and how and when inspections are initiated.

Date Revised: 06/13/2022

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