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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 Land Use Code interpretation is SDCI’s formal decision about the meaning, application, or intent of a provision in Seattle’s Land Use Code (Title 23 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC)) or regulations for environmentally critical areas (SMC Chapter 25.09). Under some circumstances, as described below, you may appeal an interpretation to the Seattle Hearing Examiner. SDCI also offers “opinion letters.” Opinion letters provide a project applicant or interested party advance guidance about how the code would apply to a particular proposal on a particular lot. You cannot appeal opinion letters.

Date Revised: 06/10/2019

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