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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 highlights many of the code requirements and the application process for these types of permits. Changing a portion of an existing building to a live-in artist studio requires you to demonstrate full compliance with all Seattle codes. See also Tip 125, Codes That Apply to all Cultural Spaces. This Tip does not apply to newly constructed buildings. An existing building is one where the Certificate of Occupancy has been issued for 18 months or more.

Date Revised: 07/13/2020

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