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SDCI Closures, Service Updates, and Inspection Requirements

SDCI customer service areas remain closed until further notice and continue offering services online. King County has approval from the State Department of Health to allow all private construction activities that are low-risk and adhere to strict COVID 19 Job site Requirements. The City of Seattle has issued requirements for construction projects seeking inspections. The City WILL NOT INSPECT any site that does not follow these requirements.


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 single family 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: 07/13/2020

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