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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: DPD generally reviews codes on a periodic basis for necessary updates and maintenance. A citizen request for a code amendment may be handled individually or may be incorporated into an upcoming routine review and update. There is no fee for submission or review of a code amendment request. A request to change a code becomes law only after approval by the City Council and the Mayor. Decisions by elected officials occur after DPD prepares a report and recommendation on a proposed change. The department is not obligated to prepare a report or propose code amendments on every request received.

Date Revised: 04/19/2007

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