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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: A short subdivision or short plat is a process that divides land into two to nine separate lots (see Chapter 23.24 of the Seattle Municipal Code). DPD administers short plat applications and processes them as Master Use Permits, which allows for public comments and appeals. Your short plat application may also have other Master Use Permit components, such as environmental review (SEPA) and/or variances.

Date Revised: 02/10/2016

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