Home Page
Link to Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections home page

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 and the Seattle Residential Code apply to detached single-family houses, duplexes, family home day cares, and townhouses not more than three stories in height. When we use the term, “residence” in this Tip, we mean both single- and multi- family dwellings. This Tip describes the requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in residences and in home day cares.

Date Revised: 09/22/2014

See all Tips