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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: City of Seattle regulations for Environmentally Critical Areas (ECAs) set strict platting standards (see SMC 25.09.240) on parcels containing any part of a biodiversity area or corridor (see fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas listed in 25.09.012.D), riparian corridors, priority habitat, priority area setback, wetlands, wetland buffers, and steep slope erosion hazard areas.

Date Revised: 05/15/2017

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