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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 and vegetation in environmentally critical areas (ECAs) are an essential aspect of functioning habitat and provide substantial benefits for citizens in the form of slope stabilization and protection of water quality. Consequently, the City of Seattle provides protections for trees and vegetation within landslide-prone critical areas (including steep slopes), steep slope buffers, riparian corridors, shoreline habitat, shoreline habitat buffers, wetlands and wetland buffers.

Date Revised: 06/30/2014

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