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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: Trees are valued in Seattle and legally protected in a variety of ways. If you are considering cutting, removing, or preserving trees during construction activity on a site, you'll want to read this Tip, which summarizes the regulations enforced by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) and references a number of documents you may find useful.

Date Revised: 05/03/2019

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