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: Peat settlement-prone environmentally critical areas are areas of Seattle that contain substantial deposits of peat-rich soils that are prone to settlement. These areas receive protection under Seattle’s Environmentally Critical Areas Ordinance (Seattle Municipal Code 25.09). If you are planning to develop property in a peat settlement-prone area you should consult this Tip to understand how these regulations may affect the maintenance and redevelopment of the property.
Date Revised: 05/15/2017