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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: There are several types of temporary use permits allowed under the Seattle Land Use Code. These permits allow you to conduct temporary activities (i.e., uses) on your property that are not already approved by permit. Temporary use permits can be approved for activities not normally allowed in your zone. Under the Land Use Code, “use” means “the purpose for which land or a structure is designed, built, arranged, intended, occupied, maintained, or leased,” including uses without a structure, such as open storage.

Date Revised: 08/01/2019

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